Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Heraclitus, a philosopher, who lived from 535-475 BC recognized and addressed this fact with the above quote. We all deal with change on a daily basis; that which is thrust upon us as well as that "change" we may wish to make within ourselves. Although difficult at times, change which is forced upon me and out of my control has to be dealt with, and is therefore easier to do. The desire to change something within myself becomes a completely different issue, whether I want to eat better, read more, exercise, become more spiritual, get rid of "stuff" I don't need, do more art, watch less t.v., or listen to more music. This is where my challenge begins, because the approach to personal change of any kind puts me in the position of dealing with myself, the act of doing rather than thinking or wishing; puts me in total control...ouch! Do not ever kid yourself that change is easy. Once I acknowledge the desire, then my friend, my battle begins. I have discovered that no matter how much I want to change something the battle with myself is a fierce one! The work involved in personal change for me is akin to the work of preparation to run a marathon. No matter how much I want to succeed, if I don't do the work, the results I wish to see, will remain nothing more than a thought, or wish, or unfulfilled desire.

P.S. ~ Depending on the type of the change we may desire, we may begin many times to attempt to create this change. What is IMPORTANT to remember is that each time we begin, we have with us what we have already learned so we are NOT starting at the beginning, we are picking up where we left off!

So for today remember . . . "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." --Winston Churchill


Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Just for today, feeling anxiety with no clear direction,

Questioning how to move past these imperfections,

I remember my favorite little devotional book.

Recovered from the bookshelf I decided to take a look!

God's Little Devotional Book opened to a random page,

Just the page I need for Monday and this strange age!

Discovering this page today was certainly no accident,

Understanding "why" this particular inspiration became clearly evident.

Taking time to stop and get my priorities straight,

Informed my direction and opened the gate!

"The greatest possession you have is the 24 hours directly in front of you."

God's Little Devotional Book - 4th Edition - ©1995

So for today remember..."The old excuse, "I have too little time," doesn't fly.

What is more likely the case is this: too little planing of the time we have."

Dr. C. C. Albertson


“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” ~ ~ ~ Mother Theresa

The photos are a quote pulled from a jar of handwritten quotes that I made and gave as a gift a few years ago. We never know when or where what we need to see or hear is going to show up. This one was a treasure!!! My favorite part: "prayer changes US and WE change things!" (Including change within ourselves!)

So for today remember . . . what you may need to see or hear could be just around the corner!