Ghandi once said “be the change you want to see in the world.” Good advice, and I’ll be the first to admit there are many things I want to see change in the world and in my life. Or so I thought. This morning, while making the bed, I guess the spirits were talking to me, and I began thinking about the things in my life that I’m always working to change. Then I began to wonder, if I woke up tomorrow and all the things I’m dreaming of for myself, my family and my life were all suddenly true, would I still be making the bed? Would I still be taking care of William, cooking our meals, cleaning the house, etc. Of course I would.
So I was given the idea to make a list of the things in my life and about myself that I do NOT want to change. The more things I listed, the more things I thought of, and truthfully, I quit because I ran out of time, not because I ran out of things in my life I want to keep the same. Then I gave a little thought to the things I’m trying to change and the surprising thing is, that list is very short. There are many, many more things I want to hold on to and keep the same then there are things I want to change.
So, I’m strongly suggesting that everybody give it a try. Believe me when I tell you, you’re going to be shocked when you see how little in your life you truly want to change.