As the sun comes up – with a new day starting – with my first cup of coffee sitting on the sunny veranda I think;
I don’t know if it is a personality trait of mine or a human trait for all mankind but change is always a problem. We beg and plead, moan and groan; life is passing us by, life is so ho-hum boring, we need some excitement – we need help! we need CHANGE.
Then change happens. Whether it is a new job, a new boss, a new computer system or heaven forbid a new phone system, a new and excited co-worker who has new ideas for change… a new husband, a new house, a new school – a new and different anything, anything simple or as different as a new time schedule for the bus, we moan and groan, beg and plead – please why can’t life stay the same – why is my day all messed up, WHY?, why?, why? I used to be able to…. In the USA they…. These word are our buffer against change and they hamper our adjustment to change.
All of sudden I have a time consuming job, I have something to think about and analyze, I have help and a team to work with. I have CHANGE. My head hurts with the change. I was angry that life was passing me by and now that I have almost adjusted to that change, a new one comes along to challenge me And I am Angry….. Am I just an angry person? Can I not be content with the change that I ask for? Does the change need to be on my time frame, exactly in the form that I requested in order to be good change?
I know – I know My thoughts from the veranda always end up being questions – does contentment come with the answers – the change - or with the ability to ask the questions?