Dealing with Change

Icicle - Dealing with Change - Mars PA January 2018

Icicle – Dealing with Change – Mars PA January 2018

Dealing with Change.

If you
think
you can’t

deal
with
change,

think of
the drop
of water

who froze
in
midair

when the
brutally
cold wind

met
it.

It became
an
intricate flake

that
landed
on the rooftop

and joined
the
others

to form
a
soft

white,
fluffy
blanket.

Then
the sun
came out

and
warmed
it

just
enough

to create
a crystal
clear,

hard,
solid
icicle.

The sun
grew
warmer yet,

and
the icicle
melted.

The
drop of
water

fell
to the
earth

and
watered
the ground

where
the tree
grew

that
provided
shade

when
the sun
grew

even
warmer
yet.

It went
through
all that,

and
remained
beautiful

in
every
stage.

If a
drop of
water

can manage
through
all that,

You, too,
can
deal

with
change.

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

46 thoughts on “Dealing with Change

    • Thanks Gary! A little crazy how my mind works sometimes – eh? Just photographing icicles on my house this weekend, and this is what comes to mind after pondering the photo. 🙂

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    • Weird that it came to me when looking at this photo. lol I take photos I like and then I think on them – maybe while walking or just during the day – and “stuff” comes to me. This made me think about that drop of water and all the change it goes through 🙂

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  1. Icicles have always facinated me – beautiful photo, Jodi!! And great insights! ❄️💧🌱 I’m still reading Brene’s book… I wonder did you discover this knowledge after reading her book?

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    • Icicles have always fascinated me too! Hubby often wants to knock them down, and I don’t want him to. I hadn’t thought about this relating to Brene’s book, but it does tie in nicely! So much of what she says in her book resonates with my feelings.

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  2. Benjamin was in love with this humongous icicle! When they were hanging over the edge of the roof onto the deck in early Jan., he had me break off a few for him. He then stuck them into the snow, so that he could watch them “disappear” from the comfort of my kitchen sink. I love the photo too, but it is your thoughts that have enchanted me. The wisdom of a raindrop, how delightfully perfect! You brought to mind these words, that I have tucked in a corner of a picture frame : “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson. Much like your raindrop, a wonderful life lesson. Thank-you!

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    • I love what an amazing Gem you are to Benjamin! And thank you for sharing another WONDERFUL quote! What a great thought “to go on creating oneself endlessly!”

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