Change Is Inevitable (#299)

There have been times in my life where I’ve simply felt stuck. Unmotivated, unfulfilled, just plain stuck.

What I’m learning again and again is that change HAPPENS. Sometimes change occurs when we don’t even realize it. Sometimes we don’t want our situation to change and we become resistant.

I think it’s important to give value to these changes, to recognize and appreciate our process. Change is inevitable like the sun rising. Our breathe will be our anchor.

So I try to remember when I’m feeling stuck…go with the flow, change is on its way.

11.09.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My introvert time
  2. Getting back to the gym
  3. Clean water
  4. Time to read
  5. Overcast and rainy days
  6. New beginnings
  7. Sharing pictures with my friends from Cambodia
  8. Ashland Soccer coaches and teammates
  9. Tofu meals
  10. Bike rides through campus
  11. Tattoo stories
  12. Sharing gratitude
  13. Buffalo chicken anything
  14. The change in seasons
  15. Clear night skies to see the stars
  16. The sound of the train passing in the night
  17. Laying together on the couch
  18. My local grocery store
  19. The setting sun on the train from London
  20. Bryan the Lion
  21. Creative people
  22. Time to journal
  23. The smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore
  24. Deep breaths that fill my lungs
  25. The present moment

As always, check out my first blog 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Friends from Cambodia!

Author: Jake Ames

Grad student, feline father, twin brother, buffalo chicken enthusiast, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to hopefully inspire others on their journey. Love your process, whatever that looks like.

6 thoughts on “Change Is Inevitable (#299)”

    1. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Maybe getting stuck is all part of the process. Maybe it’s our way of recognizing things don’t feel right. I like to think it’s my brain rejecting complacency. It’s acts a prompt to search inward and find the answers I need. Going with the flow all the time might be impossible for me 😂 I love routine and the structure brings me comfort. Like anything in life, it must be a balance of both, right?

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      1. Honestly, extreme peace may only be available to us in death. I say that because I believe everyday before our passing, we have the opportunity to learn and grow from our experiences. Growth comes from adversity. It stems from taking risks and stepping outside our comfort zone. I think we can find peace every day by remembering our breath and using positivity but I think we are defined by how we respond to when things don’t go well. Viktor Frankl says, “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual”. Life is tied to adversity in so many different ways. A life without may not be life at all. It must be our choice to return to a state of peace by whatever means possible for the individual. What do you think?

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