Not only is it St Patrick’s Day but it is my birthday as well. It may just be another 365 days but what a year those days have been. I started out recovering from hip surgery and this year I am recovering again – this time from foot surgery.
During this year besides of course being a year older, the world was filled with turmoil and change. Many of the changes were huge – Covid, Black Lives Matter, an election that was anything but “normal” and an economic upheaval that we are still trying to recover from.
Personally, besides the two surgeries, I have done church without people and saw businesses close – even if only temporarily, that seemed, prior to March 2020, secure places of employment.
On March 17th last year I had no idea that I would be in the midst of moving just 1 year later.
The one guarantee in life is that things always change –sometimes those changes overcome us like a tidal wave while at others, like a stream carrying us through life gently.
Change is inevitable and when we understand this and cease fighting these changes, we find ourselves in a lot less pain and discomfort and we flow with life rather than against it.
Quote of the Week
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu