Monday, September 26, 2011
Changes- September Theme for Real Bloggers United
Just last week there was so much change in my life. My twin sister and I were asked to be guests on the new day time TV show with Anderson Cooper on Twins and issues of claustrophobia. We were going to be put up in a hotel, all expenses paid to go to New York. My twin sister and I had never been to New York and felt excited but scared. We don't like to fly because we are claustrophobic. I knew it may not pan out and tried to stay detached. It was not a big deal for us when we ended up not going on. I had been asked to do a keynote speech to ninth grade students on homelessness. I only had a four day warning, but it turned out to be great. I can adapt well to change. I don't love it, but I feel to go with the flow is better than going against the current. A large part of this is my faith in God.
I was told in a meeting with my supervisor that our entire staff including me, are being put on furlough in October and November. Instead of fighting the change, I worked hard to book more speaking engagements so that change won't break us.
My friend and neighbor has been fighting cancer for four years. I went to see her for a visit Saturday and she passed away Sunday. It helped to work in her garden today that she loved so. My sister and I pruned it and picked vegetables and baked zucchini bread with her fresh vegetables. We plan to take it to her husband who asked us to keep her garden up in this time of change. We felt extreme healing being in the garden she loved and making it look beautiful and poised as she is....
Change is a normal part of life but it does not make it easy. Fall symbolizes change. We go from abundant life to the dying leaves, snow falls and the earth dies symbolically. The leaves change color, the wind starts to blow, the snow will begin to fall. This is life. It all comes full circle. Lets all work together and make change in the world for the better, not just for our personal gains. How can you make change work in your life and globally?