I Have Changed

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.


Some changes wrought by chance

a handful by circumstance

and many by sheer will

but all represent change.

I used to think I could influence change in others – but recognize the only sway I have is on myself.

In the past I thought worry made a difference – but realized that it just makes me crazy

I hoped that future events could be influence by doing more – but now I give my future to God because I have no control over anything or anyone else

Formerly, I was always on the go – but after realizing that constant motion was a defense mechanism preventing me from dealing with long-standing issues, I am content to stay at home

I used to care about what people thought of me – now I don’t. I accept everyone for who they are and expect the same courtesy.

I pray a lot more

find joy in little things

laugh a lot

watch the birds

marvel at nature


and practice gratitude

Some things never change – I still hate laundry, deep cleaning, cooking elaborate dinners (envy the people who can get everything served at the same time), liars, cheating, and mean individuals.

I will not tolerate disrespect, nor should anyone else.

Now that I have reached the last third of my life my priorities have changed as well. Many are listed above because priorities are all rolled up in chance, circumstance, sheer will, and finally facing my demons.

The last three years have been a rollercoaster

not only in the world

but also my head


and soul

Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.

Sam Stevens

While most of my puzzle

is back together

one mountain remains

and it’s time

to start the long climb

to regain my health


Wish me luck

while I set goals

and work towards successful change

because the only sure thing in life is that everything is constantly changing!

XO Lisa ❤️

7 comments on “266 Change

  1. Lisa, you nailed it with this post. God fully understands how each of us works, and He saves the best for us when our maturity in faith is ready.

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  2. Lisa your friendship to me is a life send. You have helped me in so many ways with your love, friendship and knowledge. I truly appreciate you my dear friend. I’m so blessed and honored to have u as a true and dear friend.

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  3. This is so true Lisa!~ 💖💖

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  4. I love you Lisa! 💗 What a great post! Wise words and something I needed to hear today. I am encouraged.
    “…time to start regaining my health”Health?
    You and me both, sister! Let’s do this thing!💕

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