Inevitable Unpreventable Change,

then there’s you.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Barack Obama

In honor of presidents day I share this quote from Obama. Things change whether we wait for it or not. Time marches on and we have not one ounce of control. I spent time wishing the world could stop and give me time to grieve my losses. It didn’t stop so I pressed on. I pressed on with more rest. With gentle words. With more self care than I normally needed but I pressed on all the same. Change happened when I didn’t want it and it happened when I created it. This speech isn’t about the philosophy of inevitable unpreventable change. It’s about being an intentional member of your community.

It’s about being the one that takes the action when you see a problem. It’s about investing your gifts and talents in a mindful way that can positively impact those around you. If we all waited for someone else to improve our cities, towns, schools, communities, churches, families, small groups …, we would all still be waiting. We wouldn’t have one thing on that list.

In what ways are you being the change you seek?

Don’t lose hope, your reaction to change is where your freewill lives. That’s where you get to decide.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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