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I remember sitting in the upper bedroom of a one-hundred-year-old farmhouse, gazing out at the vast expanse of snow-covered South Dakota prairie. The room was commandeered from my then10 and 12-year-old nieces and was filled with items that reflected life changes. I saw teddy bears, Mickey Mouse, the Backstreet Boys, and an emoting Britney Spears urging me to make it a “Britney Summer.” These items presented an intriguing and curious contrast to the landscape's white, brown, and starkness. When I was growing up in this area, it seemed as though things would never change. But they have. The farmhouses down the road and the families in them are long gone. The country school on the section line where my wife learned her first lessons is gone without a trace. Things that I thought would always be are no more.


Interestingly, even though change is a constant force pushing us forward, stability often brings us comfort. Will Rogers, a humorist and social commentator of the last century, once said, "Progress is a good thing, but it has been going on for too long." This quote highlights our innate desire to maintain the status quo.


 The human tendency to resist change is quite common and understandable. Change can be uncomfortable and unpredictable, and it can be difficult to let go of what we know and what feels familiar. However, it's important to remember that change is often necessary for growth and progress. Sometimes, we must step out of our comfort zone and embrace new experiences and opportunities to reach our full potential. So, while it's understandable to feel resistance to change, it's important to approach it with an open mind and a willingness to adapt.


Adapting to change can be challenging, but there are some things you can do to make the process easier. Try to keep an open mind and a positive attitude. Embrace the idea that change can bring new opportunities and experiences. It's also important to be flexible and willing to learn new skills. If you're facing a significant change, it can be helpful to break it down into smaller steps so it feels more manageable. Don't be afraid to ask for help or support from friends, family, or professionals. Change is a natural part of life; with the right mindset and approach, you can navigate it successfully.


Helping others deal with change can also be a challenging task, but there are some things that you can do to make it easier for them. Firstly, listening and understanding their concerns and fears related to the change is important. You can offer them emotional support and encourage them to express their feelings. Try to inform them about the change and how it will affect them. This can help them to feel more in control and prepared for what is to come. Encourage them to focus on the positive aspects of the change and how it can benefit them in the long run. Finally, be patient and understanding, as everyone deals with change differently and at their own pace.



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I realize that I can embrace change with no issues in certain situations. Other situations, change does make me feel uncomfortable or a little afraid.

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