As we moved into our new home this week each day was spent cleaning,  setting up new lights,  organizing, unpacking and purging of usless items. 

My son,  raced in the house this afternoon…zoomed up the stairs and broke down the door to his room.  He took a moment to breath in the new surroundings and jumped for joy!

My new room! My awesome room! I am so excited!

(He actually said all of that!  Lol)

I allowed him to embrace the excitement as I cuddled my little #2 because she was not nearly as excited.   Her eyes tinged red from crocodile tears,  her fist tightly grasping my sweater as she fought her exhaustion due to refusing to nap in this new environment.

My husband was down stairs checking his list of “to do’s” and was not leaving until they were done.

It’s a bit chaotic. But I like to always believe that:

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Everyone embraces change differently

How do you?

Changes in life big or small can have a different effect of each of us.
We may embrace with excitement, loose sleep every night or stay focused on the change until we can get used to it.

Change in inevitable: good or bad.

It’s how we embrace it that effects the outcome.

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As mommies I think it’s important to tech this lesson to our children.  Yes of course they should embrace their feelings for each situation but being prepared to emotionally handle the change is important too.  Being afraid of it,  or hiding from it,  or trying to not allow things to occur is not healthy.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference

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As athlete it’s important to embrace change,  whether it be to your program,  the date chosen to compete, your coach or your goals.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

C. S. Lewis

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So the next time you are faced with change, the need to change or the desire to change these are my three tips.

1. Embrace it
2. Take time to discover it
3. Allow your heart and mind to deal with it. 

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