What could you change in your life right now to allow for more happiness?
If only you had more….time? money? patience? stamina? drive? talent? what?
Is it something you can learn? Something that is already in you? Something you’ve always wanted to do do but never found the……?
If you could pick one thing to focus on starting today, what would it be?
If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies. People like to talk about the before and after pictures, but not many tell the tale of in between. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but shy away from discussing the process it takes to become one. There is no shame in what happens in that cocoon, nature grants us amazing gifts like metamorphosis and renewal. We see this process each spring. Nature celebrates growth and evolution because from it we gain beauty, knowledge and transformation. We tend to gardens and sow seeds from plants and trees that have gone through their own metamorphosis that will now give way to new plants that will grow and change and so on and so forth….
Is there something small you can change in your life that would make a big difference? Is there something big you can change that you’re ready to shift? We’re all on our own journey, we all have a path to follow. “What you’re missing is that the path itself changes you.” -Julien Smith, The Flinch
Throw yourself down the path you choose and let your feet catch up when they can.
We lay the tracks now knowing the train will later come and have a smoother journey down this path. It takes hard work to lay those tracks, but I lay them with care so my children can ride that train until my hard work runs out and they must get out and begin to lay their own tracks. I can only carry them so far, and then they must learn and build for themselves, but I can be a positive guide and show them a good path to follow by choosing to make small changes for the better each chance I get.
“For the likes of you, the path to happiness is one mean son of a bitch of a path.” – Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive. I’m more afraid of the alternative.