"...except change is going to come"--Thank you Patty Griffin.
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. "I don't know nothin' except change will come. Year after year what we do is undone."
The one thing I do know? Is that we're walking in the right direction. There isn't another. I think the essential piece will always be surrounding yourself with people who will encourage you to pursue your own direction and in your own way.
I'm realizing more and more of late that "it don't come easy," but it certainly does come. Persistence. Intentional practice. Willingness to pick yourself up and try again. And again.
I have so many people in my life who are willing to remind me of what's true...over and over and over...And I hope we can all offer this to the people we love. And to the people we encounter. It's simple, really. We listen. We support. We regain our perspective. We see the facts as facts. We manage to suspend judgment and simply acknowledge.
And we do a really happy jig when we acknowledge that it's all exactly as it is, and we wouldn't trade.