Friday, October 14, 2011


i drive by this house on my way to my daughter's school.  i know it's vandalism, but something about this particular graffiti grabs me.  when i see this, my heart beats faster.  my soul jumps up and shouts, 'yes.  yes!  we must change!'  okay, soul, what must we change?  i have no idea.  but i still like the message.

maybe it's because i was raised by two parents that have both shown me in their own unique way that change is good, that change brings growth, whether personal,  professional, or spiritual.  to me, that type of good, forward-moving change is the opposite of fear, it is fearlessness.  to change in a way that contributes to our growth as individuals is to say to fear, i see you and i recognize you but i will not be stopped by you.  (i know i am not saying this very well...)

so if there is something you have been thinking of changing - go for it.  be fearless. change.


  1. We've spoken about this house. It is a metaphor, literally and figuratively. Change happens, whether we want it to or not, good or bad. If we refuse to change or adapt--and most of us change even if we do it kicking and screaming--then we fall into decay just like the bricks and wood of this structure. Eventually, we will fall away and disappear, become irrelevant. In the end, THAT is what we should fear, rather than change itself. Of course, I want to rescue this and every old falling down house. What does that say?

  2. “Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it”

  3. "Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."