Here’s an excerpt from a book of mine that’s currently going through market review by a gift book publisher. Each page helps you to look at change in a new way so you can move through transitions with greater ease and less upheaval and angst. May this small snippet do the same for you today.
When winds of change blow,
it’s all too easy to bemoan what is carried away in the process.
Why not choose to notice the gifts and goodness flying in to fill the void?
You need not expect change to be all disordered chaos;
clouds are indeed often lined with silver.
Look! Good fortune peeks out at you from all directions,
waiting to shower you with bits of kindness and small, unexpected favors.
Don’t expect that every approaching storm will
cut a wide swath of destruction through your life.
If you allow it, change is equally apt
to toss rose petals onto the ground in front of you.
The phone call heralding good news is just as likely to arrive
as the message you so dread receiving.
Which way will you direct your gaze?
Into what soil will you plant your seeds?
What you expect fo find around every bend is what will greet you.
Steeling yourself against undesired outcomes
is a highly defensive and self-defeating position.
Why not open your arms and be ready for the wonderful?