Saturday, May 21, 2011

What a Wonderful World ...

OUCH! Sorry - didn't mean to type so loudly in your ear! But, I just had to pinch myself to make sure this was real. Life is real. Things are ... crazy at the moment, a little unreal. Funny how even the good stuff, the really good stuff, can be almost as stressful as some of the bad ...

Change, even when it's for the better, can be challenging. Intriguing, exciting, invigorating, but challenging none the less. I guess that's what we're here for though - to play this funny little game called life. And sometimes we get our hands a little messy. Not the kind of messy you can reach for a bar of soap to wash off though ... No, more like when you used to color with markers instead of crayons and they'd smear ink all over the side of your hand. It would take forever to wear off. Didn't matter how much you scrubbed, it was staying put until it darn well decided to go. Then you'd wake up one day and suddenly realize your hands were clean again.

Guess that's how it is with change, I keep wanting to be able to just go wash my hands and get back to normal. To status quo. But change settles into you in its own good time. And the more you struggle with it, the longer that takes ... but no matter how long that is, you never quite get back to the normal you that you once were, because it no longer exists. You're someone new, someone a shade different from the you that you were before. Someone you have to get to know all over again.

Still, at the end of the day, each and every day, the good and the not so good, I'd have to agree with Louis Armstrong ... What a wonderful world! Don't you think so? Take a quick peek ... we could all use a free hug every now and again.


  1. For those of us who have a goal of growth (at least, for this time 'round), it can be pretty overwhelming at times. But... it's what we've chosen - to be "a shade different" in this lifetime, as you quite succinctly put it. Here's to growth!

  2. Thanks for the uplifting post. Change is overwhelming at times, especially when there's been a tragic event in one's life that makes you feel as if you have lived several lifetimes within the one you live. Stepping back from pain, just accepting it and recasting in the light of wonder ( a la Louis Armstrong) can certainly make it easier.