Accept the Change

Change is a constant in our lives. For example, it could be anything…a change of seasons, a change in your personal or professional life, or a change in your health. Above all, accept the change by keeping a relaxed, focused response. In addition, stay flexible. You’re simply being challenged to solve a problem or deal with new developments.

The most recent change in my life was definitely a challenge.

Way to mess up the 4th of July weekend!

I decided to go to the beach near my home in Bradenton, FL. Being the holiday weekend, there were lots of tourists visiting the area. Unfortunately, some drivers from out of state aren’t familiar with drawbridges in Florida and don’t know that they need to stop. After being rear-ended I suffered neck and back injuries.

accept the change - no beach today

As a result of these new developments, I was unable to carry out my duties as the manager at a ballroom dance studio. As a matter of fact, the physical requirements of running a dance studio caused me much pain and stress.  Because I needed time to get better, eventually I left.

After being in the ballroom dance industry for 40 years, I was now unable to continue.  Of course, I was devastated.

Oh well, acceptance is next.

Accept the change.

To begin with, allow things to unfold rather than resisting and manipulating.  Isn’t it true that the new situation may turn out to be better than the old one?  In any case, you’ll never know if you head straight into battle and begin fighting it.  Actually, by embracing change you empower yourself.  Furthermore, you take away the fear and replace it with acceptance.  Remove the resistance and you’re free to grow in your new reality.

Read this Dance Safari post, “I’m Going to Take Some Dance Lessons, Confesses Wife to learn how one woman dealt with a major change in her life.

My new reality.

Before long I got a life-changing opportunity.  My daughter in North Carolina wanted me to move to Raleigh and help take care of her baby.   Here’s an article about living in North Carolina.

Me, a nanny?  You bet!  Within two weeks, I was in my new home.

accept the change moved from florida to north carolina

It’s all about attitude, isn’t it? You have the power to accept the change and transform your future. Afterward, sit back and watch your blessings grow.

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9 comments

  1. I can only agree with you, Barbara; when life hands us a challenge, such as yours, the best we can do is be a willing participant. The alternative would be to stagnate, and to someone, such as you, this could not be a consideration; to be sure.
    I’m so sorry this ‘life changing incident’ was such an all encompassing one; though, I’m sure, as you have said:
    “It’s all about attitude, isn’t it? When a change happens, you can transform your reaction by using your thoughts, dreams, and experiences. With this in mind, be cheerful, embrace change and watch your blessings grow.” πŸ™‚

  2. While dabbling into Amway, a long time ago, I remember a motivational speaker once said, β€œ10% of your Life is what happens to you. The other 90% is how you handle it.”

    • Thanks for the comment. You got me curious so I looked it up. Here’s the rest of that quote.

      “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

      -Charles Swindoll

      Barbara

      • Oh, wow! I never knew that was something that had been actually published! The old Amway, from 20+ years ago, has long since been exposed as a scam, but at least they had provided my parents and I, and thousands of other suckers some good personal growth education.

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    β™‘ Only YOU!!! Decide what Successful Means to YOU!!!
    ♀ How YOU!!! Succeed is Entirely Up to YOU!!!
    ♧ Clubbing – If Others Belittle YOUR!!! Successes YOU!!! ARE PERFECTLY ENTITLED!!! and Welcome to Tell THEM!!! to VERY KINDLY FUCK OFF!!! – Clubbing

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    • ON 5D PRIME DIRECTIVES

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      β—‡ 1. Harm None Unless Helping; then Hold Space for Healing of TheirSelf
      β—‡ 2. Protect Others from Accidental Harm by Isolating when UnStable; bit like This Tiny Virus Thingy
      β—‡ 3. No Pursuit of Personal Gain; please Just Trust The Flow and what The Flow Brings and then CHOOSE!!! and DECIDE!!!

      I very much agree with these good, common sense suggestions. Thanks.
      Barbara

      • β™‘ Dancing Definitely Helps EveryOne; so, I Suggest, Expand from One Type of Dance to Many Types of Dances

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