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Membership News: Change Happens Without Our Permission

By Faith Quinlan, CT State Grange Membership Director

  May 1, 2022 --

Change. We know deep down change is often good, yet so many of us aggressively oppose it. Why do we so adamantly deny change? We know it’s inevitable, healthy even, yet we stand rooted in sameness. We  crave  routine,  we yearn for consistency. Even those of us who say we love change, it’s hard for us to accept and adapt. Because of familiarity we stay closed.

Life is unpredictable and often we’re forced to make a change unexpectedly. We lose jobs or we lose people.  These things  force you to change something that you weren’t ready to change.

What a scary concept; pressuring you to overcome certain fears or insecurities. The truth is, the only way to embrace life is to embrace change. Often, we’re blinded by the reality that change is needed because we’re convinced that knowing something so very well, means it’s right.

Change is not always a bad thing, sometimes change allows you to free yourself from toxic situations or difficult  circumstances.  At first, change can sometimes look terrifying, but once you dive deep into it, it becomes easier to navigate, to embrace and to accept. Sometimes change is  exactly what you need to grow and shine. Sometimes it’s the gift you didn’t know you needed, even if it feels like the biggest curse.

Even though change may be painful and so hard sometimes, it’s still better than the pain of feeling powerless as you watch your hard work and time investment die because you haven’t adjusted. Change brings opportunity, renewal and transformation. It is rewarding because sometimes little changes lead to big results. Change can be the most beautiful blessing in disguise.

We are evolving, blossoming, changing every day. It only makes sense our Granges do the same.



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