Monday, June 10, 2013

Change Changes Things

Change changes things. I recently heard a speaker say, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."  I am realizing more and more that I have many changes to make. Changes that will improve all aspects of my home, finances, parenting, and marriage. And, I'm realizing more and more that change is hard but very much a part of life.

If you don't have any money and you're sick to pieces of being poor try a new budget, sell something, or look for a better job. If you don't like your home, clean it up, move the furniture around, paint a wall, or fix what's broken. The options are endless. If your parenting style only brings with it resentment, rebellion, or unhappiness, try loving more and demanding less, try being more consistent, or read a book on parenting. (I of course would suggest "Family Ever After.") If your marriage isn't working out try going on more dates, serving your spouse, or turning off the TV.

I'm  personally tired of hitting 5:30pm every day and not have plans for dinner. I think my kids feel the same way. Today I made a month long menu and I'm excited to see how it goes. I'm excited to make my grocery list, and I'm excited to eat yummy food. If change scares you start small. Just making a menu plan has made me happier and I would say that is pretty small.

Change is hard but it often brings with it hope, renewed momentum, and new opportunities. Today is the day to make changes.


  1. I think it is fascinating how we entrench ourselves in the rut of mundane routine, and rule out the opportunities to change. For me, the greatest roadblock to change is the need to first analyze myself, what I am, where I'm at, and what I want to become or where I want to go. Just ask my wife, I'm terrible at it. But when I do it, the changing experiences of daily life are very rewarding, bring me greater fulfillment, and provide deeper happiness and contentment.

  2. This is such a great reminder. This summer has been a great chance for me to reflect and try things differently since we are in different circumstances anyway. It has been really great, but is only a start. But you have to start somewhere!