I tend to resist change. I like the familiarity that comes along with things staying the same. I like knowing what to expect. Yet, sometimes, certain changes bring a refreshing smile to my face. I’ve experienced three such changes in the last week that I thought I would share with you.
The first change I am liking is one I discovered just this morning on my trip through the Bible. On January 1 of this year, I signed up for YouVersion and have been using one of their One Year Through The Bible programs. When I logged in this morning, I noticed they changed their format to make it much more user-friendly. I tend to resist changes like this but I think this one is headed in the right direction!
She had no idea the state of my old slippers. But, she did, however, know how much I like coffee, which is evident by all the coffee cups you see on the slippers and the word Java Junkie written on the heel! I love them!
The third exciting change in the last week was the purchase of new living room furniture. This weekend my husband and I heard about a furniture sale taking place. We have known for quite a while now that our living room furniture needed to be replaced. The chair was not so bad but the couch was in horrible condition. Over the years, we’ve gotten great use out of this furniture. So much so, that the cushions have to be placed a certain way in order for us to hide the big tears in the seams. We have also gotten use to sitting in pit like conditions on the couch…the springs are far too tired to spring anymore.
I purchased the furniture about 11 years ago before my husband and I were married…before I even knew my husband. It was a couch for me and my two dogs. When my husband and I married and had our son, the couch became many more things…a trampoline for my son’s little energetic legs, a wrestling arena for my son and husband, a pirate ship, and hideaway if you took the cushions off and strategically placed them on the floor. And, when my son was potty training it unfortunately ended up, on a few occasions, at the receiving end of that training.
We’ve also had many friends, small group meetings, and out-of-town family members spend some time sitting on our living room couch and chair. My dad held his grandson for the first time while sitting on this now old and worn-out couch.
Lots and lots of beautiful memories.
My desire for the new living room furniture is to continue living and making more memories!
So, what about you? How do you react to change? Have any of those changes prompted a smile?