They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol


Change in the physical world happens on a daily basis. Riverbanks erode, glaciers melt, and trees lose their leaves. Automobiles wear out, the economy fluctuates, and the political circus varies.

We live and we die, but it’s what we do in between that counts.

We all have the ability to make that small dash in between our date of birth and our date of death mean something. It can speak volumes of someone who dared to dream, and implemented those dreams. The dash can also speak very little of the person who was resistant to change in any way, locking themselves into a vault of inflexibility.

Change starts with within. Vow to be the best person that you can be, and then give the world your best. One day at a time, change a part of your life or personality that you know keeps you from reaching your potential. Stop looking behind you, and focus on what’s ahead. You can’t change your past, but, you can change your attitude.

Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country, and widely known for his stubbornness and resistance to change. Everything was always done his way. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather.

Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money. Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?”

The king was surprised, but, after thinking, he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe” for himself.

Moral of the Story: Change is possible for anyone! You do not have to be right all of the time.

If you don’t like how things in your life are, change it! Stop saying “that’s just the way I am.” You are not a statue, you are a living being. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life – and it all begins with your very own power of choice- the power of change.

As the seasons change, so can we.

Remember, what we do in life, echoes in eternity- “Gladiator”


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