I’m set in my ways…. and I like’s it that way. Bah…humbug! I’ve been doing it this way for umpteen years; and ….I’ve been relatively successful at it. I like it, I don’t want to change. I’m a traditionalist. I like doing things the old fashioned way.
I like dressing-up …for work, play, and especially… for God. I wear socks. I can’t stand for my bare feet to go into my shoe, or the bare floor, without some kind of foot covering…like, for an example… a sock. I wear the same type and brand (Haynes) V-Neck tee shirt, and have for 40 years. I don’t like anyone driving my car…that’s for me only. Where ever I go…I drive.
Ok…I’m over all that. Here’s what I’ve discovered in the last few years. CHANGE IS GOOD. I don’t mind my wife driving now…in fact, I enjoy the relaxing time. I’ve started parting my hair on the opposite side… PLUS, I wear it much shorter, making it easier to maintain. And, since I wear it “so short” …I even cut it myself. Something, I thought that I would never, ever, do it my life. I dress, just a bit, more casual, and I like that too. And, Yes… I still wear socks.
I now have a more relaxed view of life… than, formerly, over the years. Why? I find myself being more tolerant, more approving, more rational… and more patient. I make friends easier than ever before. I’m more accessible, less threatening, more devotional, and more relaxed. It seems, that I’m turning into a nicer guy.
I don’t have too many moving parts, but consist of a lot of pieces. I’m getting better control of the pieces in my life. I’m more comfortable… with me, than any time in my life. I like people better. I find myself being more caring. God, it seems… has grabbed hold, tighter, than ever before, and He won’t let go. I like it that way. I’ve slowed down a lot, and now, I’m getting a better double-dose of the roses.
I’ve NEVER cared if people liked me, or not, but now…I like being liked…it feels better. Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So… you’ve heard it here… CHANGE IS GOOD.