Thursday, November 6, 2008


With the election over, so many are talking about change. I've heard many people optimistic about the change that can now occur. The question I ask is this: many of the changes I've heard people refer to are personal change... why did it have to wait? Are we not each responsible for our own change?

So many people I know are followers. And they live their day to day feeling helpless, held down by the man. But the power is within! We want a new job? Go out, gain the skills, and get it! We want to stay at home? Great! Do your research and do all you need to do to attain that. We want a new car? Save up, shop around, get it. We want to pay off debt? List it all out and make a plan, get advice if needed, and pay it off.

None of it is easy. And it's not instant. That's another thing... we live in an instant society. We want it all and we want it NOW. And if we don't get what we want instantly, we throw tantrums that would make a 2 year old take notes. I am not pointing fingers here. I am guilty of the wanting change but not working towards it mentality.

But today... with the air of hope, we should each begin our own personal change. I honestly feel that if each person worked on themself, then we would be a more cohesive, happier nation. If we each tapped into the power within, imagine all of that power as a group. It's a pretty amazing thought.

Today I am going to continue to work on some of the changes in my life. I am going to be mindful, and present, and take baby steps. And it won't be instant. But I will get there! The change will be mine.


Geoff Schutt said...

Indeed -- why be a trend follower, when you can be a trend-setter?

More good words, Robyn.

By the way, I am now on Twitter as well.

To all positive change -- and to the words and images, too.
-- Geoff (Eleanor nodding)

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