Saturday, March 12, 2011
My six words for the day are:
We All Have To Change Sometime
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Do any of you feel like me when change comes into your life? Does it take you awhile to adjust? I mean I am one that even hates it when they change the grocery stores around. It takes me more time to shop when they do that, because I can't find anything.
I don't like it when they change the time of a favorite TV program, or when they cancel the show or change the host. Or when they have a sequel to a favorite movie come out and they have changed to a different actor in the lead role...that drives me nuts! ha!
Changes on facebook,or blogger get to me too. But I finally figure things out. (:>)
Just about the time I finally start liking the changes in styles...they change again. I never thought I would adjust to wearing smaller glasses and then when I do, the frames get bigger! (Not that I am fad~ish, but I do have to wear glasses and don't want to be the only one wearing an out of date style!)
Technology keeps changing too...and I don't even claim to understand most of it. It is hard enough for me to figure out the process that is involved with simply playing a DVD! Ha! I know...I'm pitiful! In fact most of my movie library is still on VHS!
My youngest grandson is 3yr. old and he figures out how to play games on his mom's phone, and he can even get himself to the games without help! It took me years to even touch a computer! And when I did, it would say Fatal Error...and it scared me to death! (:>)
I never dreamed that I would be on a computer everyday checking email and facebook , and posting blogs...Nope...never dreamed I could do it! I hate certain things about the internet..but love other things. And I am glad I didn't miss out on the good things, by being afraid of the bad parts.
I usually adjust...eventually...to the changes in life. But sometimes it takes the nudging, and prodding and the encouragement of the younger people in my life, to get me there. I mean, last night I even ventured out to join in a "chum chat" from my daughters blog. I enjoyed reading some of the funny remarks...but it did feel like everyone was talking at the same time, and it was hard for me to make sense of it! So after a few minutes I said my good-byes and toddled off to bed.
I turned 60 last August and I can honestly say that this year has been the hardest one of my entire life to accept. I mean I am glad to be alive and I appreciate my life...but I have been feeling so old. Maybe by this coming August I will be over it. Maybe I will see that I made it through the first year of being in my 60's and I will let go of the stigma attached to it.
Some people freak out when they hit 30, or 40, or 50...but I never did. Nope I waited until 60 to freak out. But maybe I am getting over it. Maybe!
Just thinking of these things inspired me to write a little poem this morning. Maybe you can relate.
Changes are a fact of life… they happen everyday
They keep us on our toes, and send us on our merry way
I balk against them, fuss and fight…
And resist the change with all my might
But it’s a fact…we will survive
Yes, changes make us grow and thrive!
Yet it takes awhile to change…
I don’t like to re-arrange
I fit nicely in my rut…
But change…it socks me in the gut
And knocks the wind out of my sails
It hardly listens to my wails!!!!
How about you? Do you like change?
Do you think that I’m just strange?
Maybe you are flexible…and don’t mind the twist and turn….
I guess I’m stiff, and sore and old, and find it hard to learn
But none-the-less…the changes come and I must tow the line
And in the end the truth-be-known…I will be just fine!
This old dog can learn new tricks, though it might take awhile
But in the end I will adjust…and may even crack a smile
Change is good…that’s what “they” say, so I guess that it is true
Just bear with me and I will change…along with each of you!
Written by Linda Hogeland