Life is full of adjustments and change. What’s that old saying about rolling with the punches? I’ve learned the older I get the more adjustments there are, and if we don’t learn how to accept them and all the changes in life with grace it is hard to go through life.
Adjustments just getting married and how we are opposite. Think about it. Did you both like the same toothpaste? Are you both early risers are do you stay up late? Then there are adjustments with new babies, teenagers, divorce, sickness, changes in jobs, relocations, new neighbors, new schools, new teachers, new churches. Do you see where I’m going? And then our parents get older and may come to live with us or end up in assisted living or nursing homes and then we lose them and they meant in our lives. How about work and constant change, constant learning? Just about the time we get a new policy down, there is a new change and it may or may not be for the better.
I’ve learned though that whatever comes my way to accept it knowing that I can adjust as long as I trust in God and His ultimate plan. We have to learn to adapt. How do we do that?
Some of the steps I have learned:
Don’t fight it. That is the biggest thing with our jobs. We can fight it or accept it. If something is flowing down from Headquarters you might as well accept it and respect authority. You might not like it, but focus on the change whatever it may be and move on. Life at home or work may never be the same but you have to move on and not quit.
Take it a step at a time. I say that because I know sometimes it is a moment at a time when devastating things hit our lives. Live in the now – not worrying about the future or thinking about the past. This day is what is important. Ever heard that song “One Day At A Time Lord Jesus”?
Pray. If you don’t know how to pray, say the serenity prayer.
Change your attitude from negative to positive.