Change. The wind brings whispers of new times to come.

And no, it’s not the ending of this year and the beginning of the next that’s brought this on. Although, a New Year can be a cause for a lot of changes—everyone has their New Year resolutions.

But I’m talking about how change affects us. Some people easily embrace change while others fear it. Change can be good or bad. It’s as much about losing as gaining because often you have to give up something to gain something new. The key is whether you want it badly enough to accept the loss.

If you look at change as something abnormal, then you will be afraid. We are prone to fear the unknown. It’s part of being human.

This quote from the Bible always gives me some comfort and the ability to be strong:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Change happens for a reason. Either it’s a blessing or a lesson. You can be afraid but letting the fear overtake you will only incapacitate you. But coping with it in spite of being afraid, that’s courage.

You know what the only way to deal with change is? By looking for that silver lining. Looking for the good in the bad. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it sure gives you a boost to keep you standing and moving on when things aren’t going well.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed but it’s not okay to let changes in your life roll over you. Like the familiar proverb, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

So, peeps, stand strong like an unbeatable tree and face whatever change is coming your way.


S.R. McKade