Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Change IS Going to Come!!

Here we are again, mid January, and another social media challenge has risen.  If you are not a user of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest (please move from under the rock J) and are not aware the challenge is the #10yearchallenge. 
The challenge is stimulating everyone to post a picture collage on a social media outlet that reflects a photo from ten years ago (2009) and one from this year. The test is to see how much or how little you have changed over that ten-year time frame.  This got me to thinking……
What exactly is wrong with change?
When I run into someone I haven’t seen in while and they say Wow you have changed!!  I say, “Thank You”!!  I consider it a large compliment.
We should always want to be growing and improving ourselves, this involves change.
Years ago, when the Oprah Winfrey Show was running.  She had a show where this couple had not changed their hairstyle in over twenty years.  They were still sporting their big metal band rocker styles from high school.  All their friends and family were in mutual agreement that change was needed.  But the couple themselves were very content with remaining the way they looked when had combination lockers and dressed out for P.E.  It took them being summoned to Oprah and seeing the audience’s tremendous reaction to understand change can be good!
Ten years ago, I was going through a horrendous divorce which caused a large depressive episode.  I was sad and not taking care of my mind, body, or spirit.  Thank God for change!!
Fast forward ten years to what can surely be called one of the happiest times in my life.  Healthy in body, mind and spirt.  Discovering, learning, growing and blooming into a woman who in capable of love and being loved.  Basically, as Lil Duval says, “Living my best life”!  All due to embracing the ability to change.
So, my challenge to you is to go ahead and pull out those ten-year-old pictures but instead of comparing how little change has occurred, I challenge you to discover how MUCH change has taken place!!

Fine, Fine!!  Just to keep you quiet, you can see how much I have changed! J



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