For many years I struggled against change, fought it tooth and nail. Guess what? It came anyway. In most cases I ended up better off for it. Every time this occurred, it became easier and easier to just go with the flow.
Today I am going through massive changes in my life. Most of them are internal at this point. At this moment, it is 7:37 am. I am in my PJ's writing, when normally I would have been up at 4:30 am, worked out, had my quiet time, written this blog and been out the door by 6:45.
These days, I'm actually sleeping and better yet, not fighting it. Right now I am not stressed over the fact that I will be at work later than usual. I am enjoying some quiet time, alone for a few moments before I step out into the world.
As a physical therapist assistant, I have seen people struggle to regain their independence physically. Those that actively engage can work miracles. Those that are passive or worse yet, fight against the help, become completely dependent on others for the most basic of needs. What is so sad is, they also become terribly depressed and live out their last days in misery beyond what is necessary.
Today I am going with the change. Working it out the best I can and adapting without struggling. There is a little song I used to sing as a child: Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. If you row your boat down the stream, life will be merry. Go against the current and it will be a long arduous struggle and you'll likely not get very far.
So come, row, row, row your boat gently down the stream and see where it takes you.