Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011


Throughout our lives, we write our life's story. As one chapter ends, another new chapter begins. Depending on what is going on in your life at a given time will depend on how long one chapter lasts. Some people only have few chapters in their story books. These people usually live the same life or the same story over and over again year after year, so they remain on the same chapter for years at a time, because nothing in their life changes. However, other people may have several hundred chapters in their life story books. These people usually have quite a bit going on in their lives, and these people usually are not afraid of taking risks, and they aren't afraid of change. Don't be afraid to write a new chapter in your life every so many years.

In the last several years, my family has written several chapters in our life's story book, and new chapters keep getting written as time creeps on. Now, we could fear all this change that has been taking place in our lives, or we can learn to accept the change and keep moving forward in order to learn from each new endeavor that we encounter as we round each corner. The newest change that my family is facing is the sudden realization that we need to sell our home. Since my husband's illness, we have accepted the fact that our property is too large to try to keep maintained. So, we are starting to plan to list our house on the market in the springtime. We have numerous chores around the house that we need to accomplish before we move on, such as replacing carpet and remodeling the bathroom, so this is why we are not jumping into making any hasty decisions. Plus before we try to sell our home, we must find good homes for several stray kitties who have taken up residency at our home.

Sometimes, life will throw so many changes your way that if you allow yourself you will soon become overwhelmed. However, if you take one day at a time, and as long as you don't fight the change too harshly, you will soon find that these are just new chapters that are being written in your autobiography. Take the plunge and write a new chapter to your life's story!

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