Sunday, 30 September 2012

What change brings

They say change is as good as a holiday. And I hear myself blurting out this line a lot in conversation too.

This saying helps me more easily accept change {when it arrives out of my control}.

And with this saying in mind, I can more easily bid farewell to the old and welcome the new {believing change will do me good}.

This past year working through {and waiting for} change has brought uncertainty, worry and endless wondering...

But the whole time I've held onto the belief that change would deliver {in the end} that holiday feeling. Free. Relaxed. Calm. Effortless. Able. Light.

And I've noticed when something {anything} changes in life there's something to be learnt. I'm so sure of that.

Because when change meant having to do things differently, I learnt to adapt.

And when change required having to ask for a hand, I learnt to accept help {with thanks}.

Change has meant living with and without {things, people, opportunities, work, time}, and learning to cope just the same.

Change has meant viewing and doing things differently, and learning to let go of old patterns and ways of thinking too.

But mostly I've learnt that change brings an opportunity to change {grow, learn, empower, understand}. And that no matter how big change is, there is always {always} a way to overcome change {in the end}.


{Grateful for change ~ This past week I've been welcoming change, giving thanks for change, and loving what change has {eventually} brought our way. Because this year I've {we've} conquered so very much of it.}

{Linking with gratitude to Maxabella and Kidspot's 52 Weeks of Grateful}

Has this year seen any big changes for you? And are you grateful for change?



  1. Lovely post Elisa, you always have a way with words! :)

  2. You have such an exquisite way with words! I agree with everything you say here - as someone who used to fear change I have learned to accept it and trust it will bring with it purpose and growth. Everything does happen for a reason, change included.

  3. Your words have completely discribed my year thus far xx

  4. Beautiful.
    I'm so glad that change has been so positive for you this year.
    I've often resisted change in the past - but then realised the value of accepting, adapting, growing...
    This year has seen big changes in my family and work life - all leading me to a wonderful place.
    :-) xx

  5. Such a mature and positive way of looking at change Elisa. I think most of us are quite frightened of change and those who don't seem to be, probably just don't want to let on that they are. But I couldn't agree more, change is so often a wonderful thing for us. It definitely helps us to grow and enriches us emotionally... and this is coming from one of the BIGGEST avoiders of change :) xo

  6. How lovely to embrace change and know that is can bring good stuff.
    Beautiful writing as always.


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