A woman thinking
Change-Accept or Shift

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit


The thing about change is that when you want it, it’s the most welcome visitor.

When it spams you, telemarket’s you, or simply cold turkey visits you,  then its an inconvenience that one must put up with and find a way to accommodate it or get rid off.

I am in the process of experiencing some less than desirable changes in my life that are akin to the squeezed feeling of being smothered between a rock and a hard place. Change is something different that brings new things to your life. Sometimes unpredictably, sometimes preordained. I find that in this time of change the only thing I can use to reference is the quote above.

Here’s what, there are times you can change something you don’t like. I this case assess each possible outcome and determine whether making the change is worth it. In which case substituting the rock for a soft blanket would probably result in a more ‘cozy’ outcome.

In other cases-like in mine- a shift in  thinking of the rock not as a cold, rough companion but rather a reliable impenetrable resting support would make the experience of being caught between the rock and a hard place more bearable. Changing the way you think of something has the power to  transform how you view it. The shifting of your thoughts has the power to give you new insights that might lend you to appreciate (or accept)the situation in a whole new way.

As we all know, change is inevitable. If you can do something about it, then do it! If you cannot, then shift how you think about it!

Have a great 4th of July weekend, won’t you?

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