Today is Tuesday, September 16th, 2003; Karen's Korner #137

Day's thought was forwarded to me by my friend, Arlene Lockwood:


Accepting Change

The winds of change blow through our life,
sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm.
Yes, we have resting places--time to adjust to
another level of living, time to get our balance, time
to enjoy the rewards. We have time to catch our

But change is inevitable, and desirable.

Sometimes, when the winds of change begin to
rustle, were not certain the change is for the better.
We may call it stress or a temporary condition,
certain well be restored to normal. Sometimes, we
resist. We tuck our head down and buck the wind,
hoping that things will quickly calm down, get back
to the way things were. Is it possible were being
prepared for a new "normal"?

Change will sweep through our life, as needed, to
take us where were going. We can trust that our
Higher Power has a plan in mind, even when we
dont know where the changes are leading.

We can trust that the change-taking place is good.
The winds will take us where we need to go.

Today, help me, God, to let go of my resistance to
change. Help me to be open to the process. Help me
believe that the place Ill be dropped off will be
better than the place where I was picked up. Help
me surrender, trust, and accept, even if I dont

From: "The Language of Letting Go"

by Melody Beattie copyright 1990