Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thought for the Day...

This collection is an ode to all things bittersweet, to life at the edges, a love letter to what change can do in us.  This is what I've come to believe about change: it's good, in the way that childbirth is good, and heartbreak is good, and failure is good.  By that I mean that it's incredibly painful, exponentially more so if you fight it, and also that it has the potential to open you up, to open life up, to deliver you right into the palm of God's hand, which is where you wanted to be all along, except that you were too busy pushing and pulling your life into exactly what you thought it should  be.

So this is the work I'm dong now, and the work I invite you into: when life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.  And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.  --Shauna Niequist from the prologue of Bittersweet

I love the idea of saying thank you and celebrating or saying thank you and growing.  Change is going to happen no matter what -- how would things be different for us if we accepted it with these attitudes?

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