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A Healthy Attitude Towards Change

17 Jun 2021 | Lt. Bradford Moore Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

“We can fight change, adapt to change, embrace change, create change, and/or lead change.  No matter your choice, it’s not going away.” – George Couros

“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okakura

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that things are going to change. Every member of the military, as well as their families, have learned lessons well. Albert Einstein once said, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”  We need to do more than just accept change, we need to embrace it. However, that won’t be easy because human nature prefers to reject change and to complain about it. We don’t even like to change when we know it’s for our own good. Nevertheless, change is part of life and growth requires change.

Think about how much you’ve grown in the past 10 years physically, emotionally and intellectually. What would your life be like if you hadn’t changed? In 1943, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote the serenity prayer, which is about finding peace in the midst of change. It goes, “God, grant me the serenity [peace] to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” May we all have that wisdom this week as life changes around us. 

God bless!

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