It would seem that we all are in a constantly-changing world…and as the world changes, so do we. These times of varied changes can fill one’s mind with fear of what might be on the road ahead. Uncertainty about who we are and the role we are to play is one of the constants that can surround our minds.
In my own life, I have seen many transitions over the past fifteen years. Not much about my life is the same as it was just a few short years ago. Married, now divorced and single,,,,living with a family and now living on my own….working at one place for over twenty years, then deciding to leave for another workplace, then finally retiring….living in one home for nearly twenty years, moving, and then moving again….being in several relationships and seeing each of those conclude in one manner or another. So many things are different – nothing stays the same, at least for very long.
I have many good memories of what’s transpired in the past and yes, some not-so-good ones that I’d just as soon forget, but that provide some of the most valuable life lessons. I would not have been able to forecast or plan the myriad of changes that have taken place and keep that in mind as I continue to live my life, one day at a time.
My hope is that the days in my past have served some good purpose…that it all works together for good, regardless of how I felt about it at the time. And when I have those difficult times in the present, I try to keep in mind they too are a part of my life’s journey.
Just some thoughts running through my mind on this day.