Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Beauty Of Change & MYHSM Linky Party



Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.


Note: We had 108 linkups last week!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

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I managed to make it to a few yard sales on Saturday.  My son and daughter-in-law came with me and we drove around, got lost, and then found our way back home again (obviously or I wouldn't be here writing this post).

We got lost because we began with an area I was familiar with and then we went a bit further until suddenly we had no idea where we were.

I think that change is like that sometimes.

We step outside our comfort zone and implement a change, or we are forced into a change.

At first it can seem exciting because we're just a step away from what is familiar to us, and we're having fun looking around and the possibilities are endless.

Then suddenly we are lost.  We have wandered far from what is familiar, and it's scary and it's different and it's waaaaaay outside our comfort zone.

That's why they call it CHANGE.

We have two choices.  We can panic and frantically try to find our way back to what is familiar......

OR

..........we can embrace the change.

We can look for new roads and new vistas.  We can celebrate the newness and the possibilities of the new path we're on, and look around and try to find the beauty in it.

Sometimes the beauty is in the lessons we've learned, the grace we give or receive, the patience we develop, the people we meet along the way, the strength of character we discover within ourselves that has its roots in His strength, and seeing how God works in the dark.

Change is growth.  We forget that sometimes.

Our comfort zone is nice and........well........comfortable!!!!!  But being comfortable ALL THE TIME is not always desirable because there's no room for change.  There's no room for possibilities.  There's no room for growth.

When we change, we make a bigger comfort zone.

So this week, if you're facing a change, just remember that a change is only different when it's new.  Once it becomes familiar, it will become part of your comfort zone.



Today's change can be tomorrow's comfort zone!

Try to find beauty in the change and make your home sing this week!

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6 comments:

  1. I loved the post today! Change is just what you make of it. And learn from it. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting.
    Have a blessed a Sunday.
    Debi

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  3. Thanks for another coolio party!!

    Have a great week!

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  4. Thanks for the link up! This is a fun one!

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  5. Nan...change today may be best for tomorrow. Thank you for the thoughts today on change and for hosting. Have a sweet week in the Lord my friend.

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  6. I love that imagery. When our children were little and I needed to go shopping, my husband would drop me off at the store and he and the children would go Exploring. He'd drive and a child would tell him, "turn here" or "turn right over there" until they were thoroughly lost. They would have a bit of a panic until Dad would say, "Don't worry - it's all part of The Adventure!"

    They'd always find their way back to me but I think it helped our children see that even if we have no idea where are, where we are going and what's happening in our lives, our Father always knows and says, "It's alright, honey! It's just part of the Great Adventure! I'll lead you home."

    Thanks for hosting again, sweetie!

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