In the last 48 hours, in Texas, we have gone from the high 80’s in our “autumn” to a cold and rainy 54 degrees. This is a major change of weather from one day to the next and it is very refreshing. It reminds me that nothing ever stays constant. There is always change in the air.
We can learn a great deal from mother nature if we understand that there is a season for everything–but when it is time for the season to change–we should embrace the cold front.
What am I talking about, you might think? Well I am talking about a change in our thinking. Sometimes we are just locked into one way of thinking and events in our lives seem to be spiraling out of control and causing harm or pain to ourselves or others.
Why does this happen? Because we are unwilling to change. We are unwilling to see a different outcome or a different path. We are unable to see the good side of bad situations, negative people and events that did not unfold the way we expected it to unfold.
There are many movements that have become popular now to learn how to change, to learn to think and act positively, to believe in a higher power that can lead us to the answers we are seeking.
What do all these things have in common? Positive thinking. It is a change of weather for many people.
I am a true believer of positive thinking, of finding the silver living in every storm, of learning from our mistakes and of putting our faith in a higher power that can help us find the miracle.
Being a believer does not make it easier–but it opens the doors to what is possible. And once we accept what is possible, opportunities will open up for us where we once thought that no path was available.
It is an amazing shift–if you allow the winds of change to bring the fresh air in!
I have seen it work powerfully in my life time and time again. We find ourselves in a situation that we are unsure how we are going to handle and we start to panic, or we think we will just never make it through this hurdle.
But if you just stop–look at the situation honestly–and accept that there is an opportunity to change, good things can happen. Think about the outcome you would like to occur, visualize what the situation can look like, how you intend to get over the hurdle, and the steps that will help you fix or turn around the challenge.
Then keep a positive attitude, accept the lesson the situation is teaching you and give it to God or a higher power.
Everytime, without fail, there will be a change of weather, and a way will be found where you thought there was no way. The things and people you need will appear just when you need them and a new season will begin.
Enjoy the cooler weather–and see it as the positive change that it is–a time for renewal and an opportunity for a new way forward.