Winds of change

winds of changeIt’s been quite a week hasn’t it?  For me personally, it’s been an eye-opening and slightly exhausting week.  I was away on holiday in Las Vegas.  I’ve never been there before and it was a real eye-opener.

If you haven’t been either, then I can only say that everything you’ve read about or heard about is probably true.  Vegas is a completely crazy place – anything and everything goes, there is no normal, and I can see how people lose themselves to the city.  I had a wonderful time, I didn’t lose too much (I’m not much of a gambler), I made some fantastic new friends and partied harder and longer than I ever have before.  I came back completely exhausted, and very grateful for an amazing holiday and a very lovely life to come back to.

Mind you, I chose to come back on the craziest day in politics in five years – Election day.  Of course, after I’d voted I was glued to the election coverage for the next twenty-four hours.  Given the surprise results overnight and the altered political landscape, the resignation of the three party leaders within an hour of each other wasn’t actually much of a surprise.  The winds of change had been pretty blustery on Friday morning.

It got me thinking about change.  And how we cope with change.  And then I came across this quote, which I love, and which expresses it perfectly…

“The pessimist complains about the wind.

The optimist expects it to change.

The realist adjusts the sail.”

William A Ward

What do you think?  Which one are you at the moment?  And which would you like to be?  if it helps, remember that it only takes a tiny change in attitude to make that happen…


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