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What Did You Expect?

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What did you expect of me? You let me go and set me free
I wouldn’t fly or spread my wings? I wouldn’t do new things?
Like a dog that runs away, doesn’t heed when you say stay
Because a little child I’m not, doesn’t listen to you on the spot

So don’t ignore the change you see, I’m not who I use to be
I make new choices for myself, no one can put me on a shelf
Took control of who I am, and now I don’t give one damn
What do you expect of me? Well, no more, because I’m free©

by Mac
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I Refuse

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I feel it seeping into my veins
It calls to me, calls for change
Wants me to take great stride
Revolutionize, reverse the tide

Is it weakness or am I strong?
Resisting to play, even go along
Taking charge, know who I am
I don’t just follow like a lamb

Have ideas, stand my ground
Views I own, won’t back down
Believing in who I’ve become
Not just parts, my entire sum

Choose a path, stay the course
Journey trust, strength enforce
Trusting self to decisions make
Will not bend, I refuse to break©

by Mac

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Changing Rolls

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When life was hard you were there for me
This was your job and you knew how
As I have grown the rolls switched
Often I feel like the parent now

When did things change for us this way?
When did my advice start to matter?
How did I surpass the job of child?
How did you forget my needs?

My heart yearns for carefree moments
When life was much simpler for me
Only concerns were of my future
Naive to all the responsibilities

I’m not sure anything really readies you
The many changing rolls in adulthood
Looking into my own children’s eyes
Wondering how will they prepare

Will I become only an image of former self?
How will I impact the lives of my children?
Will the memories start to fade for me?
This life can just be so complicated©

 

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Metamorphosis

“Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won’t be able to fly unless you are willing to transform.” ~Suzy Kassem

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Many times we are frightened of change. Believing that it is something to be avoided at all costs. The fear of the unknown, at times paralyzes and holds us back from positive advancements in life.

Like the butterfly we are oblivious to the process of change. And as fear takes over we would like to remain wrapped in the cocoon that is dark and safe. How tragic this would be if the butterfly never emerged with its open wings, preparing to take flight. Never to realize that its’ world is about to become open to more possibilities and different points of view.

“Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly.”~Proverb

The thought processes that hold us back with, “What if’s” racing through our minds and imaginations taking hold. Often, seeing the worst possible outcomes. So how can we overcome this worry and self-doubt? Is is truly mind over matter?

It is a choice you make to allow imaginations to run positive or negative. If you can believe the worst than you can also see the best outcome is possible. But, what if no choice you make is wrong? No matter which path you choose, believing this was part of your journey. This perspective can be quite enlightening.

“I can’t lose – regardless of the outcome of the decision I make. The world is a place for opportunity, and I look forward to the opportunities for learning and growing that either pathway gives me.”~Susan Jeffers

Ultimately, it is important not to allow fear to have the power over you. I leave you with this thought, one that is powerful and important to remember.

“The worst part about being afraid of change is that you can end up settling for whatever happens.  It seems less scary that way.  The truth is that this is a far more frightening way to live because you don’t have the feeling of being in control of what happens to you and you live in fear of what might happen.  Having the confidence to take action in the face of fear not only provides you with a sense of control, ultimately it will also provide you with a life full of purpose and joy.  And isn’t that really what we’re all trying to achieve?” ~Catherine Pratt

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Dear Younger Me

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Having recently had another birthday and seeing 40 close at hand, I am feeling old. My daughter has, however, informed me, “You are not old until you are 60!” Well, tell that to my forgetful mind and my aching back! I never could understand when my parents would tell me as a child, life goes faster the older you get. I’d wonder at this saying, but now I understand. And with this passing of time comes change.

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” ― C. JoyBell C.

I often contemplate what older me would tell younger me. There have been mistakes and disappointments, but I don’t think I would change many of them. I believe those choices and experiences have brought me here and made me who I am. Yes, I think if I could write a letter to younger me I’d say, “Dear Younger Me~ Don’t fear change, waste time being scared of it or mourn it! Change is not what you think, so embrace it!”

I have never really liked change. So much so that as a young person, it would throw me into quite the bad mood (or worse) when something did change. I’m talking small scale, like changing an appointment time or such. I don’t know why I was so opposed to change. Perhaps it is the loss of control, for which I am not fond of. But as I have “grown up” and matured, I finally feel as though I have learned to go with the flow, well a bit more at least. I am sad to think that I probably wasted a lot of time in anxiety over change that was really for the better or simply out of my control! So my goal is this- to look back in another twenty years and see in younger me where I allowed the winds to carry me, instead of fighting against the change.

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