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Monday, May 08, 2006

Morning Folks 05 08 06

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. ~Henry Miller

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author Unknown

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself, which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. Maya Angelou

I have been thinking a lot lately about the changes that we go through in our lives and how, in retro-spect, choosing to make these big changes defines our lives. In my youth I longed for and went to great lengths to preserve the status quo. That was my security, my safety, or so I thought. But that was before I made changes in my life, some chosen, some just appeared. And today in my life I am looking forward to the changes I choose and sometimes I am almost open to those that just appear. Scary, yes, but exciting and new and shining.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote: "Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
So my wish for us all is growth, transformation and change. Have a great day!

Love, Suz


  1. For starters, I changed my shoes this morning. Does that count? :) Change is the lifeblood of living. Whether we like it or not sometimes. It helps to have those special people in our lives to help us along our way. Happy Monday.

  2. I hate change! I always have! I long for the people of my childhood and some of the ways things were then. I know that's a dream world that I can't have or the people from then, but it doesn't make me long for them any less. But, you are right, without change, we wouldn't grow and learn. So, change is inevitable and we have to go with it and grow up and accept it!


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