Thursday, May 2, 2013

Change Is Always With Us

My older son is a Landscape Architect/Designer.  He designs outdoor property to suit people's individual tastes and desires and helps them solve problems.  Everyday he is acting upon something I often heard growing up.  "Leave a place better than you found it."  He is doing that.

Just three days ago, he sent me this photo of the view from a client's back yard.  Spectacular.

Today, Friday, May 2, he sent this one.

What a change, huh. 

I started writing this simple post about how fast things can change.  If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes and it will change.   Sunny, snowy, back to sunny.   In three days we go from beautiful, brilliant Spring to beautiful, brilliant snow.  The end.

But as I write, I remember what is really important, the nugget as they say. It's not just observing changes happening around us.  It's remembering that, as we go through our day, ....every moment we are at choice.   If we can't actually change a situation, we can choose to change the way we look at it.  We can focus on the gift instead of being halted by the challenge. We can respond thoughtfully to a situation rather than just reacting to it.

We can choose to feel, to see, to tolerate, to celebrate, to enjoy, to be miserable.  You agree?

Sometimes we want change to "hurry up"! Sometimes we want a moment to last forever.  And even though the sunny day is easier to love, you must admit the snowy cold day is really just as beautiful.

Enjoy this day!


  1. It's All About Change® is the name of my coaching business. It is important to recognize that life IS change, that we are in a perpetual state of change from the time we are born to the time we pass away. Nothing stays the same forever, yet we often have difficulty with change. As you say, our reaction to it is up to us. A key skill to learn is how to move forward when the change is unwanted and stops us dead in our tracks.

    1. It surely is hard to do sometimes when we don't like the change.

  2. Change seems to be everywhere. I love your awesome photos. You are my neighbor at Joys site Friendship Friday!

    1. Thanks Hazel. Sometimes photos are worth a thousand words.

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    1. Unbelievable actually. Never heard of snow in May.


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