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Change Happens

This week the largest tree in our front yard toppled over during a rain storm. Although it destroyed my beautiful rose bush and was a total mess to clean up, it didn't cause any property damage and there were no injuries.

What was so surprising about this is the fact that no other trees in our neighborhood were damaged. Was this a sign? A sign of what?

After spending two days cutting and clearing the debris, our house now has a new look. That picturesque view seems so naked without that tree and my lovely red rose bush.

Losing that tree is a reminder that CHANGE HAPPENS.

That tree has changed the landscape of our home. It wasn't a decision we made. It was a decision made for us by Mother Nature.

The point is this: Throughout our lives, change will happen. One day we are single--then we are married. One day we are young--then we grow old. One day we have a job--the next day we may not. One day you're on top of the world--the next day the world's on top of you. One day your tree will be standing--the next day it will fall....and so on and so forth.

It's best to be prepared for the unexpected---but even if you aren't prepared, be ready to deal with the aftermath.

Comments

Kathy said…
Yes, the front yard certainly does look different! It's a shame that Nate went to all the trouble to cut down that other Bradford Pear and the maple tree, only to have this happen. But who knew? We've gone from shady jungle to prairie.
Regina Baker said…
So true! Thanks for sharing what I know in my heart to be true - sometimes change is unsettling - but it happens!
Pam Archer said…
Life does change our landscape, doesn't it?

I'm sorry for the loss of the tree and rose bush, but knowing you, you will come up with a plan to make your yard even more beautiful. You are the best at making lemonade...you know what I mean.
Sharon McMillan said…
I just watched both your videos and I'm glad your blessings kept you safe. As you say change will happen.

I've felt the urge to be prepared for the unexpected very strongly over the last two years. It's one of the reasons I started investing more into my part-time business and the time I spend with my family. Mid-career uncertainties, kids going off to college and aging parents - I feel change and pending change all around me.

Like you, I get comfort from the kindness and love of those people in my life who care. It's hard to imagine surviving change like this - from your fallen tree to my aging parents, without the support of family and friends.

A very good message in this post - thanks Beverly.

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