Embrace Change ~

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” Dalai Lama

I am not talking about the change of life. I am not there yet but I sense I will sail right through it with flying colours when it does come for me. I greet most change with “I’ve been expecting you.” Change is good, but not all change is welcomed right away. Comfort can sometimes lull us into a false sense of security. I admit I’ve become comfortable at times in my life and it seems that is when change has thrown me off balance, clubbed me right over the head knocking me to the ground! Nothing I can’t handle. I simply need time to process things, get a better understanding of where I am and what I need to do in order to move forward. I take a little time to collect my thoughts, stand back up, brush myself off, get my bearing and off I go. I am a trooper willing to do work and represent who I am to the core.

Every now and then I feel like I am on an island by myself with nothing but the cloths on my back. When I feel like this I try to figure out what lesson I am meant to learn on my own. Sometimes the most valuable ones in life are learned while standing solo. These are the times in life we need to do things on our own, just to be reminded that we can.

Different elements in our life adjust and shift into place, it’s a natural ebb and flow of what must be. Life is about balance, without it we tend to wobble here and there. If we don’t have balance we can’t find our flow. We need change sometimes in order to allow us to evolve and unfold instigating a move in the right direction. We need to step up and face the music so to speak. I have to admit at times I’ve want to turn the music OFF…and then a reallllly good song comes on distracting me and I’m right back to singing along. Look something shiny! Ebb and flow!

Music has helped me through lots of change in my life because it empowers and lifts my spirit just when I need it. Running is essential for me to feel balance and girlfriends, well they just simply rock my world in a way a man wouldn’t begin to know how. Women naturally nurture and support each other when change steps out unannounced. We can all relate to each other to some degree. We have either been there, done that, bought the T-shirt or we know someone who has. I also love my amazing man-friends who are able to put things into a different perspective for me. Male energy has a way of seeing through the clutter of emotions, getting right down to the nitty gritty of what’s going on. It’s important to have a wide variety of friends both male and female energy, it helps give a more well rounded view of life as we walk through it.

I know I am loved by many and supported in everything I take on in life. It’s nice to know that when you feel like you’re walking on uneven ground there is someone who senses you need a hand. I am grateful for everyone who has given me their support that has ultimately helped me continue down my path in life with a huge smile on my face. (((((smile)))))

Embrace change everyone! I am here if you need a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, a giggle, a hug or simply a smile. We are meant to lift one another in life to another level of understanding, embracing the change along the way!

Just keep in mind when change comes knocking at your door, you don’t need to answer it until your ready. If it sneaks up on you, just know that you’re not expected to know what to do right away, but eventually it will all become very clear!

Embrace Change…

“It is not the strongest of the species
that survives, nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.”
~ Charles Darwin

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Which Reality Show Would You Do?

Jacquie’s Take~

I’m so glad it’s my turn to start the team post topic this week!  I don’t think my compadres would ever choose this subject so I’ve got them on the hot seat and they’re gonna have to do some serious head scratching since I’m the ‘reality junkie’!

Without a doubt, the show I would LOVE to get a spot on would be The Amazing Race!  And my partner would be my girlfriend Cheryl.  In fact, we’ve had it planned for years!  Our combined travel skills (she’s a cruise consultant and I had a compass surgically implanted in my hip socket) would make us an unbeatable duo if ever given the opportunity.  Unfortunately, the producers obviously fear us as they’ve made the show unavailable to Canadians to enter.

A few years back Cheryl and I did a Navigate the Streets event in support of the Make~a~Wish foundation in Vancouver.  We sucked air big time!  We suffered a humiliating loss at the end with a fatal mistake.  We were allowed to ‘phone a friend’ for help and sadly we mistook Carroll St for Haro St through the static on the cell.  Yup, not too good if you know how far apart these drags are downtown!  It was sooo  much fun, though!

Last person I would do the Amazing Race with would be my husband, Gavin, and he knows why (“cough” Vegas trip).  Oh, I would go to the ends of the earth with him just not with a time limit and a camera crew tracking every move! Nobody wants to see that train wreck in the making.   I’d be signing up for Trading Spouses next.

Your turn Tracy.  Canada’s Next Top Model?   Have you even ever watched any reality TV?

jacquie

Tracy’s 2 cents~

Indeed I have Jacquie!  I did watch the Amazing Race but only the season Rob & Amber from Survivor were on.  I tuned in because I saw the two of them take over Survivor when they became a couple right in front of our eyes.  Romance gets me every time!

I knew they would be a fantastic team and, although they didn’t win the entire show, they won quite a few legs of the race.  Amber was a strong, confident, naturally beautiful woman and Boston Rob was a very charismatic, smart guy with that great accent!  I’ve watched Survivor up until this year.  I am not sure why I’ve tuned out, but I think it’s because I have too many books I NEED to read.

I am waiting for the reality show that involves being stranded on the Beach!  I would need more time to find the point to it, but at this moment I’m not sure I need one or that there is one!   My luxury item would be Nair!  If you’re looking for a show that really exists it would be L.A. INK

Bonnie what show would you do?  So You Think You Can Dance ?  You’ve got the moves!  I’ve seen them !!

Tracy

Bonnie weighs in~

Ok, I’ll bite but I think you know I’m not a fan of “reality” TV.  It was fun when it all first began because I believed most of it then.  I’ve since become very cynical.  The first show I was glued to the TV watching was one where the guy chose a stranger to marry and then went through with it right on national television.  It was like watching a car accident; I wanted to look away but I couldn’t.

I was intrigued by Survivor for the first two or three seasons but lost interest.  I hate watching people bicker and connive against each other.  Fear factor, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice all had me for awhile, and American Idol can suck me in if I’m not careful.  The trouble with all of these is that they’ve been done over and over again.  Even American Idol is just the same characters but different cast now.  You are right Tracy, I enjoy watching some of the dance reality shows because those people have some real talent…and I’m not referring to Dancing with the Stars here.

When I turn on the television these days what I truly miss is a really funny well written sitcom.  Remember when Seinfeld was brand new, or Friends or Sex and the City?

I don’t want to watch every day people doing ridiculous things anymore and I don’t want to be told it’s “reality” when I know damn well it’s mostly scripted and fully edited.   What’s happened to all of the clever writers in Hollywood?  Did they get lazy or is it Joe Public who has put them out of work because of this new obsession for “reality” tv?

But I haven’t really answered your question…Which reality show would I do?  None, I’d rather go along living my reality without a camera in my face thank you.

Bonnie


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