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My word: Change can be great

People always say how children adapt to change quickly. Really, they say, it is we adults who have the hardest time. And it’s true. Children tend to overlook the difficulties they face when change occurs and they embrace the adventure of the new things they encounter. Their selective memory allows them to forget their discomfort while we adults are too busy trying to get comfortable to enjoy anything.

Change, even positive change, isn’t always comfortable. But change is a part of life. It’s something that we all must experience. Even the ticking clock on your wall represents change. You couldn’t avoid it even if you decided to go into a vegetative state and do nothing for hours. The sun will still make its journey across the sky, the shadows in your house will grow longer or shorter and outside, the wind will ferry the clouds from one horizon to another.

Change usually starts to grow on you just around the time when the time for the next change comes along. That’s how life is and, ironically, we cannot change it. Resisting change is just about as productive as holding on to a toddler who is not fast asleep.

So why don’t we learn to embrace change like little children do. If you look around you, it is those who have mastered this that are most successful. They have learned to move on swiftly. To pick up pieces, dust themselves off and try again.

Be inspired by Terryanne Chebet who shares her lessons on being flexible and adaptable; how to ‘’live in the now and not yesterday or tomorrow.”

Have an open minded week.


Christine Koech, Deputy Editor, Gender

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