Right now it’s all about you.
You, who have done so much for so many. You with your hard work, and your diligence, and your integrity. You with your kindness, your caring.
You. You bet I am talking about you.
Yes, this change is hard. You and I know change is a constant, and by now we should be really good at it, but – we’re not, are we? It’s still a surprise when change comes like a pow!-sure-wasn’t-expecting-that-one boom. Even more of a surprise when change sneaks up on you all of a sudden and, in one clear moment, you realize everything – everything – has changed.
That’s the way it is. Sometimes change comes from outside ourselves, and sometimes from inside. And sometimes it’s a slow roller, moving right through our lives.
What I want you to know more than anything right now is this:
You are not alone.
You are deeply loved.
You have, or can get, whatever you need to move through this change.
This thing may not have been what you expected. It may feel like more than you can handle. It may feel big. Scary. Unwelcome. Unsettling. Uncertain.
But that’s change for you, even at the best of times. You and I know this.
What we don’t know what it’s going to look like down the road. The future is unknowable and that is the biggest part of the problem for people like you and me, right? We want to know, dammit, and we want all our little ducks to line up and snap off a smart salute on our command.
We want, more than anything, to know that the future will be the one we want.
Time to bring in Mick Jagger, don’t you think? Old Mick would remind us, “You can’t always get what you want.”
“But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.”
Ah, also true. And this is the very lesson you and I have learned, time after time, over and over again in these lives of ours.
When we embrace the change, we get what we need.
Sugar, right now I’m holding my arms – and my heart – wide open.