When seasons change, as they inevitably do, all things must change with them. They say that all good things must end someday – autumn leaves must fall. (That line thanks to Chad & Jeremy) As I age, and I change, I am trying to have more control of it than in previous transitions of my life, this because time is shorter. I want to direct it to be positive. One never knows their time, and for so many it is far too short. But the one constant is its inevitability. So as you ride the train, and pass each station, and watch others depart, while you stay seated, it begins to occur to you that there are not many stations left. So I hope to bring it to the roundhouse on a rail of improvement – to embrace the change and make it for the better.
I have found two things in my life that displeased me more than others; the word spoken and the word unspoken. Too often I have uttered words in anger, in derision, that have hurt or embarrassed someone; often for no good reason (not there is ever any good reason) other than selfish self-serving. Life is hard enough, people don’t need that kind of behavior.
And also far too often has been the words I chose to remain inside of me; rather than speak them and risk a little embarrassment, but to certainly buoy that person, I left them ringing in my head and walked away. We all need a hand sometimes, and we generally get it when we need it. But it’s also nice to get a little lift when you don’t need it. So I hope to be more forthcoming with the words I’ve chosen to keep to myself in the past. This then, is by part an explanation for these very writings, and by part a wish that all of us could embrace each day in our lives. To those of you I love – I love you. Know that and believe that. You know who you are 🙂 And to those who may stop and perchance peruse these words – tell yours the same.