Five Minute Friday: Change
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Change. It’s unavoidable. One cannot live life without encountering this often unwelcome visitor. It can come at any time, unannounced, causing you to scurry to keep the memories alive in the moment, before everything changes. At times, it arrives with such force that it throws you off of your footing, leaving you dropping to your knees in prayer to the Only One who never changes. Still, at other times it creaps in quietly, as soft as the morning sunrise and before you know it everything changes.
In the blink of an eye it all can change. Life as we know it becomes the life that once was.
I never get too excited about change. I like routine, knowing one day from the next how it will all play out. I have experienced change in all facets. Life changes, as quickly as the seasons — Winter turns to Spring and behold all things become new. Spring spills into Summer where life is lived carefree with the sun beating down on our backs. Summer becomes the Fall, where the leaves change, turning colors and you realize that Winter is once again around the corner.
In life, change is unavoidable. I can either accept it with clenched jaw and fist, or I can open my hands and commit every season to the One who never changes.