I do not care to seek change just because I want something different. I have many memories of bad hairdos, bad clothing-style choices, and even experiments with over-rated food fads to look back on. Change for it’s own sake is NOT always good.
The changes I have chosen to embrace, the changes that I consider ‘good,’ are brought about by time, or health, or necessity. They are changes over which I have limited or no control.
My long time boss took another job…I decided I would like the new boss before he was hired.
My dear friend retired south – our friendship is now a long-distance relationship, the change couldn’t be avoided. (She is still my dear friend, she is just far away.)
I’m growing older – this means I do things more slowly. It would be silly to pretend that this change has not occurred or rail against it.
When I bought my most recent car, I went from full-size to sub-compact. It was an economic necessity and I decided I could learn to like the little car from the first test drive. (And I do!)
Not accepting the unavoidable changes that life brings would make me ungrateful for what I have. It would lead to whining and joylessness. Why would choose that for myself? Instead, I’ve decided to look for the good in change. Looking for the good in anything makes it easier to live.