Y2 – Day 219 – Change

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. – Douglas Pagels

Sometimes change is good for me.  If there is one thing true about life is that it is always changing.  But I find I don’t like change sprung or forced on me in any way.  I like choosing the change.  The same person will make the same stupid mistakes if they don’t change.  Something has to change.  Change moves us forward, it wakes us up and brings us in the now.

In the art of Feng Shui, it is believed if you want to shake it up a bit, you need to move around 40 objects in your house and if nothing else, it makes you dust off your objets d’art or sweep under a new location or corner where dust bunnies were hiding under a decorative stand or table.

Change is inevitable and fear makes us stagnate.  And like a swamp or still water, once you start to remain motionless, you start to stink and rot.  Movement brings flow and new growth.

Contemplating this is not enough.  I had to take action.  I needed a push.  My friend, J, the dog rescuer gave me that push and helped me move around some furniture and we created a whole new spot that opened up my living area, improving creativity, light and mood.  It also gives me a whole new outlook!

By moving 8 chairs, three tables, rolling up a rug, moving an ottoman over to another room, taking down some worn curtains, wall hangings and throwing out several run-down or just dated items, we have a new perspective, a modern, simpler appearance that I can re-decorate or continue to edit.   A little more shuffling and I will be at 40 things swapped out, stored up or thrown out.

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” – Lydia M. Child

Someone with troubles and worries of their own, enhanced my life today.  May that be an example and a reminder to us all.

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