Change or Don't Change?


Don't you wish all multiple choice tests were this easy? I mean, the test giver has given a visual hint as to what the correct answer is. I'm the test giver ;-) I cropped a section of yesterday's picture of the clouds at camp. It struck me how things are always changing - the sky is one example.

The definition of insanity
is doing the same thing
over and over

and expecting different results.


~ Benjamin Franklin

I hate it when these nuggets of wisdom apply to me! Recently my camera batteries keep losing charge. I keep plugging them into the charger, and they keep losing charge quickly. Hello, hello? Buy a new battery, Dixie. Those batteries are done for. There are a wealth of ways I could apply this metaphor.

I don't want to imply that change just for change's sake is always good - sometimes that can just be a shell game you play with yourself. The old "geographical cure" can be one example - where you think that moving to a different place will solve all your problems. But then, after you move, lo and behold, you have the same problems in a different location. A clue that the problems are from within, grasshopper.

Evaluating what is working and what is not working and why is very important. Otherwise we are like those cartoon characters lost in the woods who keep racing past the same tree again and again and again. And waiting for someone else to come along and tell you what to do doesn't work that much either. I'm not discounting prayer and spiritual guidance here, but sometimes I can be waiting for that when God is saying, "I gave you this great gift, Dixie, called a brain, to make choices with. Please use it."

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