Could change be your ticket to a full and rewarding life?
I am listening to Julia Child’s audiobook “My Life In France,” and am finding it intriguing to say the least. When Julia was 36 she had the opportunity to move to Paris with her husband Paul. Open and willing to embrace the opportunity before her she sailed to her new home across the ocean.
Little did Julia know France would release something in her she never even knew existed, a captivating adoration for French cuisine! This discovery transformed her entire life.
She eventually became a household name by bringing French cuisine to the American public.
Imagine if Julia Child would have refused to go to France. What if she had been unwilling to embrace the change which knocked at her door? Would her relentless passion for cooking have ever been born?
I tell you this story not because we are all as fascinated by French cuisine as Julia was, but because something interesting is revealed in her story. Julia was an obvious devotee to change. Had she been resistant to the opportunity of moving to France who knows if she would have found her “life’s calling,” as Julia later called it.
Life is always changing and each change offers opportunity to develop, expand and flourish. Change can be thrilling if we are willing to view it that way.
To be honest, I have never found myself more alive than when I am in the midst of change. I find I feel wildly alert and keenly engaged in life when I intentionally seek out and embrace change. I don’t always find it easy, but I love the shapeliness it gives my life.
Without it I revert to mindless motions and feel a gray numb spreading it’s cold fingers over my mind and spirit. With change, however, my senses re-awaken, my sight is transformed, and weariness disappears. I have fresh ideas, and change puts an energetic spring back in my step.
Perhaps a little change is just what you need to gain a fresh perspective on your life. Perhaps change will open your eyes to new opportunities or new ways of viewing your current situation. And maybe, or most likely, change will help you gain clarity, vision, and courage to move in a new direction.
Perhaps a little change could be your ticket to a full and rewarding life. What do you think?
Can you relate to the thrill of change?