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Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Nothing is permanent but change"

The ancient philosopher Heraclitus (about 500 BC) is widely credited for the following..."The only constant in life is change" and "Nothing is permanent but change."  These words of wisdom are as true today as they were thousands of years ago.

Knowing this should give you some measure of comfort as you struggle with the daily demands of motherhood.  Most likely, the things that are a big concern today will not be an issue a year or two from now.  When my daughter was three, I didn't think she'd ever be toilet-trained.  When seven of my kids had chicken pox at the same time, I was sure the sickness would never end!  I didn't think my daughter would ever learn how to drive.  The upheaval of a move seems to be endless.  When the septic system failed, it seemed like the end of the world.  Whatever the problem you're facing today, the one thing you can be sure of is that it won't last forever.

Of course, when one problem gets resolved, it seems like another takes its place.  But at least it will be something different!  :)


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