14 March 2013

wait for it

. . . you just have to wait for it.

I've been thinking a lot about change this week, how sometimes the things that need changing in our lives - the things that seem really big and scary - may actually be good for us. It's usually pretty obvious when something needs to be changed - but that doesn't make it easy. We may linger in a bad situation, while complaining about it to anyone who will listen, without making a move to fix it.

The hard thing about change is facing the unknown. The known bad situation is always better than the unknown possibly worse future situation. What if we take action and fall flat on our faces? We tell ourselves that we can cope - and we do cope - by building up a tough outer shell.

It's like that quote by T. S. Eliot that I posted in the beginning of January: "There are only hints and guesses. Hints followed by guesses, and the rest is prayer, observation, discipline thought and action."

We never know for sure where we're going to end up when we act, but we have to try. We have to follow the hints and guesses that weave their way through our lives - and more often than not - change is good for us.

My houseplants and garden help me to remember how change can be good - and vital. Plants transform themselves with blossoms several times a year - part of an endless cycle of change. What if we approached change like that? By blossoming into it and waiting to watch the flowers develop?

Things have also changed with my rose quartz sock yarn project, I've decided that they're no longer going to be socks - but mitts. The pattern was just to lovely to hide under the cuffs of my blue jeans. Spring is on the way, they'll perfect for waiting at the bus stop.

Hope some things are blossoming in your life.

1 comment:

  1. This was such a beautiful post! Well said, dearest! Growing, stretching, changing. We crave it and yet it's painful. But, oh so good, in the end!


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