Tuesday, November 15, 2016

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

~ George Bernard Shaw


Yesterday morning I was working downstairs in my woman cave lamenting the lack of light at this time of year. Our temperatures have been mild but there’s no denying that the days are darker and shorter and the light is changing.

In time, needing a refill for my ever-present glass of water I went upstairs and was greeted with–and surprised by!–a beautiful morning light coming in through the windows. Sunshine even! I couldn’t help but think how a change in perspective and location was making all the difference in how I experienced those few moments.

The light is different now. More elusive, yes, it has also shifted. My woman cave with its big north facing window has beautiful light for a good part of the year, but it’s different now. The light has changed and I need to be willing to change and move with it.

Sometimes I need a reminder of a lesson I learned many years ago: an attitude of “we’ve always done it this way” is the enemy of innovation, resilience, and–as it turns out–magic.

Today: chasing the light.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
1 comment
  1. Oooooo, one of my least favorite things to hear…we’ve always done it this way.

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