Today I am joining my friend, Karen Beth, for Tuesday @ Ten.
This link-up, writing from a prompted word or phrase, is one of my fave...be sure to check out the others' posts, and link your own!
Today's word is: CHANGE
I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE!
Simple as that! I do not like change...who does?
Change means, well...that things are gonna change! That things will not be the same anymore.
Is change a good thing? Sometimes change can feel like the worst possible thing that could happen!
For instance, back in September 2010, I was "let go" from a job I had, at one time, really loved; but was becoming more and more stressful for me.
I was devastated! What was an "almost 60 year old" woman going to do?!
Well, life didn't end; it just changed! And now, five years later, I can see how that change was a good one!
This is what I learned:
1) I could find a job at 60 years old; I used my skill at computers and my helpful attitude to assist people in applying for food stamps while working a temporary job with the State of Florida; and I listened to their stories, as we sat side by side at the computer.
2) I found blessings I had forgotten about in family and friends who provided gift cards for food and gas; who brought food and sent cards; who listened as I cried and wondered what the future held. I knew they cared; I was blessed!
3) I used my limited knowledge of filing taxes to work in a tax office, where I worked for four seasons.
4) Once my health determined the need to be hospitalized, file for disability, and stop working...I learned that my flexible time was what I
5) I was able to work on my crafting - scrapbooking - more often; and eventually, my writing...
So, yes! I
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Look at the cocoon...it struggles and struggles and struggles to come out of its' "shell", to unfold its' beautiful wings...
And fly away! From cocoon to butterfly!
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"Happiness, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Back in 2005, while on my first cruise, I visited the Butterfly Gardens in Key West, FL. The videographer (from the cruise) was following our group, and I asked him to take a photo of me sitting in the "butterfly" chair (pictured below).
Barbara at Butterfly Garden
Key West, Florida
As I was sitting quietly in that chair, a beautiful blue butterfly landed on me. Unfortunately, the videographer was unable to capture the butterfly in the photo...but he did capture it in the film!
Remember the butterfly!