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Why Do You Love Change?
We tend to get a little wistful and nostalgic this time of year, thinking back on what's been. That's the great thing about change, as we see it—you can look back and really think about how far you've come! For some of us, it's been a rough one. There have been changes to relationships, unexpected moves, losses of loved ones and career challenges galore. But rather than dwell on what scares us, let's look at the upside. It certainly makes change easier when you try to regard it positively!
What do you love about change? Is it the way it reveals a strength you didn't know you had? Is it the fun of an unexpected adventure? Tell us what change brings into your life that's good, real, strong and true. We'd love to hear all about it...and we promise to share a little more of our own positive experiences with you, too!
Yes, I love change! Bring it on -- as my brother once aptly put, "you have the tenacity of a bulldog," so when I meet a change, I'm excited to see how I can make it shake out.
The first time I traveled abroad I thought it was the most life changing experience. It taught me not only about new people and cultures but about how I deal with the unknown. I honestly think I matured on that trip and each time I travel someplace new it's the same ... there's something about tackling new changes that makes you realize you're stronger than you imagine.
I've just always liked new things...like getting new clothes and getting a new tv or something like that. When change happens to me, I think back to those new things and how much I liked them. Moving to a new apartment feels like putting on new clothes. Starting a new job feels like learning a new skill at school. I try to associate it with positive feelings, then I'm not so freaked out when it happens.
I love change because it keeps things interesting. There's something exciting about the ebb and flow of life...yes, stability can be nice and I don't go looking to change things "just because," but change is a good reminder that there's a God who knows better than I do—and change reminds me to lean less on my own limited understanding and adapt to circumstances knowing that I'll be cared for regardless of the outcome.