When you are working in a fast paced growing company with goals and strategies guiding you rapidly, you face daily change.
When you have 3 of 6 children graduating into new walks of life, and you see the world flying by at breakneck speed, you face core life change. The 1998 Easter photo below proves to me change is my reality.
Change is good. Change is bad. Change is stressful.
What if All Change is Good?
I delved into an article this morning from ProjectGlobalAwakening.com. In it , author Brandon West wrote about something that resonated with me. He asked if I remembered jumping into the arms of my Mom or Dad when I was little and the trust I had that everything would be OK. I was jumping into the air with no assurance I would not land on my head and yet I jumped with ease and joy.
West explains this jumping off and surrendering ourselves without fear as something we should do in every aspect of life – because All Change is Good.
Really? All Change IS Good?
You get demoted? That’s Good?
You don’t get the job of your dreams? That’s Good?
Your friend’s parents die? That’s Good?
As you move into a new job, new responsibilities, a demotion, your kids leaving home. It’s All Good?
My brother John passed away at age 52 in a car accident. No rhyme, no reason. No help for the heart to understand why this tragic change took place. John had a deep personal Faith that ‘God is Good, Always.’ He never questioned it. I know, despite not having my big brother here physically, he is still guiding my life in his big brother way. All Change IS Good.
Can we trust All Change IS Good? Can we?
This Easter Weekend has me knowing I was meant to reflect about the Goodness of Change. When we close our eyes, can we see ourselves as a child trusting others as we fly into the air and jump into their arms? Can we hear ourselves squeal as our Dad threw us up into the sky?
The joy of trusting that everything will be OK is here for the taking. I’m a very positive person, but lately change has left me feeling a bit melancholy. And so I’m going to continue to ask the questions:
When did we stop jumping? What happened in life that change brought sadness or became something to fear instead of something to embrace? Can we go back to facing change with pure joy and knowledge that it will be GOOD?
Time to make some changes to make that happen. Happy Easter everyone.
PS: Look again at Easter photo 1998. All change IS good!