Thursday, November 29, 2007

When Change Happens To You

From NIV Seniors' Devotional Bible
by Winfield Arn and Charles Arn

We can expect change. Change is sometimes welcome sometimes dreaded But healthy senior adults realize that it is inevitable.

We may not know why, but we do know this: an optimistic, forward-looking, courageous attitude toward the future is the secret to dealing with change. By contrast, when people begin looking backward to their life before the change, it is the beginning of the end.

Keep searching for the good. Do you see the cup half-full or half-empty? People who see the cup half-full are able to handle change much better. They have a positive mental attitude. The apostle Paul, says we saw earlier, believed that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). Work on developing an outlook on life that says, "The best is yet to come."

I urge you to look at the changes that happen and ask, Can I see the possibilities and opportunities in my new situation? Those people who live long and love it search out the riches made possible by change.

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