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.