Thursday, March 15, 2012

THINGS CHANGE - Guest Post by Robert

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Change can be painful especially if something has become a tradition!

A remark you may have heard before: “We have always done it this way! “

Today is a guest blog by my husband Robert. I hope you enjoy his musings! View him again at: http://www.musingsbyrobert.blogspot.com/


THINGS CHANGE
There is an old saying by Benjamin Franklin that says; the only thing certain is death and taxes.

Another thing that is close to being a certainty is change. Things change, and force us to change, or face some consequences. Not all of change is bad.

A good change was when they homogenized peanut butter. As a kid when we would buy peanut butter, we would have to stir up the oil that had risen to the top of the jar. You usually spilled some of the oil over the side, making a mess you had to clean up.

Here are a few quotes about change I like:

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett (beware)

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~Harold Wilson

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~W. Edwards Deming

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change. ~John A. Simone, Sr.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~Irene Peter

Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. ~Glen Beaman

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~Author unknown

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. ~Mignon McLaughlin,

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable, and free of conflict have not learned their history. ~Joan Wallach Scott

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~Ellen Glasgow

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. ~Woodrow Wilson

After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. ~Alfred Edward Perlman,

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author Unknown

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not - - -


6 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'm a man after Your own heart. I knew this was going to be good. Wisdom and intelligence...a gift from God.

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  2. The serenity prayer has always been one of my favorites about change.

    blessings,
    Alida

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  3. Hi Robert and Hazel - I love all these quotes. Had to chuckle over a few, especially the vending machine.
    God bless and have a great weekend
    Tracy

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  4. wonderful perspectives...thank you!! Victor Frankl changed my thinking!!

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  5. Changing is a constant aspect in my life... schedule,health, "God-jobs". Nothing is the same more days. And sometimes I want to be left alone; other days I want to hit the road and see and meet more and more and more. Looking forward to the changes/non-changes of Heaven for eternity.

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  6. I love this post! Great quotes and a great attitude to have about change. Thank you for linking it up!

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