Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 286, October 23

"Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery." ~ Katherine Mansfield

I had to read and re-read this quotation several times to gain even the slightest understanding of it.  When I saw the word "change," I wanted to stop reading.  I don't like change.  I don't adapt well to it.  I resent changes in my life.

When my sister died, I had to adapt to the biggest change and challenge in my life.  I had to find a new way to live, to accept, to love.  The mystery is that I've done as well as I have (which isn't really very well at all, but it's all I have).

Joy for today:  accepting change.


  1. Change can be hard to face, that's for sure. And for the record, I think you've done a pretty good job with the changes in your life this year.

  2. I am in awe of you, Jane. I think you are doing a much better job of dealing with your horribly difficult changes than I had hoped or prayed for. You are a living example of faith.