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