I was feeling hungry on my way home from work. My lunch, while healthy, had been rather uninspiring. Not disappointing, but definitely uninspiring. I reached inside my bag and came out with a Cliff Bar. The thing was, it was an oatmeal raisin walnut cliff bar and it was delicious. No, this isn’t a promotion. I am not getting paid in money or Cliff bars.
If you had asked me last year what my favourite flavour of these bars was, I would have said peanut butter and chocolate. However, one year later, I would say it is the one I had today. Besides saying to myself, “what a difference a year makes,” it has prompted me to think about change. (Cue the David Bowie music–because it has been rattling around in my head since I started thinking about this on my hot and drowsy ride home.)
My somewhat random and incomplete thoughts on change:
- Changing your favourite flavour of ice cream or Cliff bars isn’t a huge life change…..or is it?
- Changing your habits is only suppose to take 30 days.
- Change can happen quickly without warning or it can happen so subtly that you don’t recognize it until it has already happened.
- Many of us yearn for change, not thinking that things don’t always change for the better.
- I want changes to happen, but don’t feel compelled to make them happen.
- Food companies (I am thinking of you Post Cereals) often make changes that I do not like, and don’t seem concerned when I send them an angry letter.
- I could change the tires on my car, but that wouldn’t make me a better rider.
- I could change the wheels on my bike and get fatter ones. Apparently that will make me go faster, despite everything I have ever learned about physics.
- Changing the toilet roll is possibly more difficult that changing cable companies.
- Every time Microsoft changes Word, I can’t find anything.
- Change happens when you least expecting it, least prepared for it, and most convinced that it won’t.
- If I could change one thing about myself right now, I would like to be thinner.
- I change my pillow to the cold side often. I have been told that I can do it while asleep.
So, this blog is rather incomplete. I have a lot more to say about change, but I just can’t seem to get it sorted out and onto the page. I am struggling with what I want to say about change and what I want to change. Thank you for your patience and hopefully I will find a way of articulating it better.
If you have any thoughts on change, I would love to hear them.