Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

“Life is one big transition.” ~Willie Stargell

We have entered the true transition from summer to fall up here in Canada: the leaves are withering, temperatures falling, and the first snow has fallen.

Seasons of change. Back to school… Thanksgiving… then Christmas…

But we forget: Everything is in transition, all the time.

From yesterday to today—overnight—nothing is the same as it was.

The weather is not the same, the world is not the same, and you and I are not the same.

Yet we crave sameness, the familiar, and rail against change when it affects our routine, or disrupts the comfortable, the known.

That is, unless we plan for it by embracing the notion (oxymoron though it may be) that transition is a permanent state of being.

Transition: “the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.”

As my post next week will confirm, change happens, everyday.

The question becomes, do you accept that or resist it?

The former produces willingness, openness and a sense of adventure.

The latter produces reticence, disengagement and resentment.

Either way, transition is here to stay. Forever.

It’s your choice how you greet it.

Let’s do it with arms wide open.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ~Winston Churchill


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