Friday, June 3, 2011

Change

"Life can either be accepted or changed.  If it is not accepted, it must be changed.  If it cannot be changed then it must be accepted."

Change.  It happens pretty much everyday, every second.  Yet whether it is a big or small change, why does it seem rather hard sometimes.  Or hard to keep up with. 

For instance I actually fretted about the new couch I had to reselect.  Which I did not have to change but our few year old couch was falling apart, the repair guys been out more than a few times, and we were told the company that makes it went out of business.  Meaning there are no replacement pieces available. 
So I could either let it wear down to the point we would have to buy a new one anyway or go with the replacement plan immediately.  Luckily I had a warranty on it so they had to replace it for equal value.

How silly is it that I actually felt apprehensive about having to let it go. (seriously a couch)   The new couch we ordered is nice although there weren't many options, as I had to stay in a certain price point. 

And just think....this is only a couch, imagine how I handle bigger changes.  Even changing a comforter recently had me feeling ancy.  My man picked out a bright, red leaf print comforter, with matching striped sheets, for our bed for summer, and that change almost left me sleepless as the color was so vibrant compared to the pale cottage look I find relaxing. I'm still trying to get used to it. haha

Whatever it may be, when it comes to change I'm the worst.  I tend to second guess just about everything.  In fact, even when I welcome the change I still seem to find a way to fret about it.

Oh I know I'm not the only one, as I think everyone in some way dislikes change.  But I just wish somehow I could deal with it a little better, you know, not dwell and worry like I tend to do.

And I suppose how one deals with change has more to do with how they think about and view it.  And of course the Serenity Prayer says it well....

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."   (and I might add to not sweat the small stuff)

In case your curious here is the old couch compared to the new.  The hardest part was finding a sectional with a sturdy high back, that wasn't just made of all pillows (which wore down in months in our previous couch) and stay at our price point. 

Both old and new couches also have light blue pillows on them but for photo purposes I took them off.  And while we were at it we added a shag rug.  I really do like the look of the new couch, the only thing it's missing is the lounge feel of the previous one, as it had such a big ottoman it was like a bed and perfect for snuggling.

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1 comment :

  1. They both look nice and cozy, but I agree- that ottoman looked super comfy!

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