~by Kenneth Justice
Change, Change, Change…..
Some people love change,
A LOT of people HATE change
A new house, new job, new friends, new scenery, new clients…..
Every element of our lives is connected to change at some point and how we deal with change says a lot about who we are as people.
Alcoholics and other addicts are among those who struggle the most with change. Having worked in county jails, rehab clinics and other levels of human service I have seen firsthand the havoc addicts wreak upon their lives and the lives of those around them when they cannot handle change.
Addicts tend to lose control of their emotions when change begins to take place around them……because they have never had a firm grip on their emotions in the first place…….
Addicts who realize they are still struggling….are among the most successful at moving forward in life.
Addicts who believe they have recovered when they really haven’t……are among the least successful in moving forward in life.
I have had relatives and friends who haven’t had a drink in decades……yet still struggle with the very same things they struggled with when they were drinking two bottles of Jack every night……….
However, change can be difficult even for those of us who are not addicts
I’ve noticed a trend among bloggers; many men and women who begin blogging do so out of a desire to see change in their lives
–) some bloggers want to change their careers and become full time writers
–) some bloggers want to use blogging as a way to seek emotional growth
–) some bloggers want to make new friends and new acquaintances
So, whatever the reasons people blog; many people do so to enjoy some element of change to their everyday life
Change can and is good!
I am always amazed at the people who struggle with change…..
because if we are going to be honest with ourselves; a lot of people need their lives to change!
and it is right there that we find the irony; the people who need their lives to change the most are usually the people who are the most resistant to change!
I have been exploring exciting new opportunities for myself because I enjoy change……
I embrace change….because I think change is a good thing.
I don’t want to act like a bratty child my entire life.
I want to continue growing in my emotional and intellectual faculties and in order to do so; I must experience change.
BUT, some things don’t have to change, like my morning cup of coffee.
This morning I am brewing Sumatra and I see that I’ve come to the end of my current cup and am in need of another,
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