So here it is, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a one-word prompt, we write on it for 5 minutes. No extreme editing, no rethinking, no backtracking. Then we go back and encourage someone that posted before us by reading and commenting on their post. Today’s word is: Change
Ready, set, write! (Yes, I actually do set myself a timer)
Change is inevitable. We can’t stop the change. Each second, each minute something about our universe has changed. And we can never go back to the way it was. But, oh, how we try. We cling to “what used to be” even when the final shreds of hope disintegrate in our hands into nothingness. We can try and fight it, or stubbornly sit on our rear-ends, but no matter how hard we try, things are never going to be the same again.
We CAN embrace the change in it’s inevitability. We can choose to go along for the journey and see where change takes us. We can choose the path of destiny and fulfillment. Hope lies not in the palm of tightly gripped hand, but in the freely thrown up palm reaching for the heavens in an accepting gesture. We can instead hold on to the steady rock that keeps us safe in the darkest nights, in the fiercest storms, in the lowest valleys. We can hold fast to the knowledge that change brings healing, hope, a future, a peace that we have never experienced before. Lessons are learned when we embrace change. Loss is part of life. Hope is part of heaven.
So there you have it. Enjoy!