Transitions are changes.
They say change is good.
Sure it is if it means a job promotion or a long awaited marriage or the welcoming of a new baby.
But not all changes are for the good or run smoothly. Some upset the apple carts in our lives. They push us out of our familiar comfort zones.
Let’s face it. Change is scary. It is the great unknown that lies ahead. What lies on the other side is unpredictable. The only thing constant in this life is change. Yet change is inevitable. We all must face changes in our lives and in our daily routines.
In Miss Marilyn’s class we use several different tools to teach our kids how to execute transitions. We play clean up songs when we transition from play time to a circle. We set timers to allow them to see how much time they have remaining as the sand falls. And we use visuals, small pictures we wear around our necks to show them the next activity they will be transitioning to.
I am experiencing a few transitions of my own presently in my own home that are pushing us all out of our comfort zones. Big decisions are on the horizon that need to be well thought out.
I have an aging cat and an aging dad. (But notice I’m not aging at all! LOL)
I wish they made visuals I could wear around my neck at home to show them what lies ahead for them. To make their transitions easier, smoother. But they dont. 😦
I would gladly make a set for home use if I knew what lie ahead for either of them. That’s the problem. I don’t. No one does.
None of us know just how much time we have in our hour glass.
Let’s all live each day to its fullest with no regrets.
And just like the visuals show the kids in Miss Marilyn’s classroom what lies ahead for them, we can use the tool we’ve been given, God’s word, to find great comfort in knowing what lies ahead for us. That is eternity with our God. He is the only thing that does not change. I don’t know about you, but that’s a transition I greatly look forward to!
Join me in recollecting those comforting words of Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
“I am the Lord, and I do not change. And so you, the descendants of Jacob, are not yet completely lost.”
Love and laughter,