I was in an interview the other day, and I was asked about change. She asked if I thought change was beneficial and if I adapted well.
I nearly laughed. (I’m an awkward person with a knack to make any situation weird)
Instead I held in my sarcastic humor and decided, thankfully, to be serious.
We need change. Without it we will never grow. We will never truly know who we are. If life did not adjust without consulting us first, how would we ever know how to adapt. Change is a necessary tool for our survival.
Adapting to change is difficult. It brings a certain amount of stress though we have no actual idea of the exact amount it will bring. We try and prepare ourselves for the worst and our efforts are never good enough. We then, have to adapt even more, and for some it is beyond what they can handle.
Many times I’ve sat in a pile of my own tears wondering if life was worth the suffering because change wasn’t willing to bend.
These moments test us and we either grow or we fall.
In these moments, or perhaps after the tears and screams, we have to assess. We have to process. We have to take a moment and find out why.
For me, especially lately, I have to look around me and find an ounce of gratitude.
Last Friday or it may have been the Friday before, I posted a list of things for which I was grateful. It seemed to do well, and in the spirit of today’s celebration of 300 followers, I bring you my gratitude list of today.
- The will and need to write.
- Parents who love and support me.
- Access to the internet so that I may entertain you.
- A dog. He’s the reason I’m here.
- Friends. I have some really great friends.
- Finding a job.
- A new adventure.
- Stove Top Stuffing (I know, but I seriously love it)
- Paid bills
Being grateful can be a challenge. Change is difficult. Being strong isn’t easy. But you weren’t put on this earth to ride the kiddy train, were you?
Happy Friday. May change make you grateful.
Here’s a picture of my dog. He makes me happy.