Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Are you under construction?

We can't travel very far these days without incurring orange barrels and construction signs. It's a necessary part of our lives because of heavy traffic and crumbling roads and bridges. In Illinois this past year, road signs encouraged us to "Embrace the orange." I suspect the state was trying to tell us to be grateful that roads were being repaired and inviting us to just chill out and go with the flow. Accept it. Quit fighting it and complaining all the time. In the end, this will be better for us all.

Do you ever feel that your life is a bit like that? Often under construction? Tweaks and changes either needed or coming unwanted and uninvited? Perhaps we should take the state of Illinois' advice and simply embrace it all. Go with the flow. Be grateful that things can be updated, improved upon. Get over our fears or frustrations with change. Quit fighting it.

Next time you see orange in your travels, let it remind you to ask the question: What's under construction in my life? What changes am I facing? Or what changes should I be undertaking right now? And what will help me get through them and come out on the other side?

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