“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
~ Winston Churchill
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.”
~ Author Unknown
“Fate laughs at probabilities.”
~ E.G. Bulwer-Lytton
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Today I am taking a moment to remember the great things Martin Luther King Jr. did for our country and his fellow-man. With all that is going on in my life, this quote is especially poignant!
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
~ Victor Kiam
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was a self-taught pioneer of wisdom who is famous for his insistence on ever-present change in the universe. He is credited with the following familiar sayings:
Everything flows, nothing stands still.
Nothing endures but change.
You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
I can attest to the truth of his philosophy! As I mentioned in my post Rotating Around the Sun, there have been so many changes for me in the last year. Now another big one is coming around the bend.
When I wrote that post I mentioned that another short move was happening at the end of the month… Well it really shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but things have changed yet again.
I am both saddened and excited to say that at the end of January, after six months in California, Pippi, Squirt, and I will be packing up and moving back to the swamp-land that I call home… South Florida.
If I am being honest, I really couldn’t see myself staying here forever. California is beautiful and interesting and I will miss the unique desert landscape and the mountains for sure… But I won’t miss the crazy temperatures and the dryness! It will be nice to be closer to my family again, where everything is green, warm, and humid. 😛 (Also, it will be nice to go back to not having to pay any state taxes 😉 )
Two cross-country moves in the span of six months probably sounds like craziness… And it really kind of is… But trust me when I say that I have studied all the pros and cons and this is my best move for the time being.
After the big move I am not sure what will be in store for me… I am not sure that I will stay in Florida permanently or that California has seen the last of me 😛 Much like Heraclitus, the only thing that I am really certain of is that there will be change!
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”
~ Denis Waitley
Speaking of change… I am not the only one in my family who has experienced amazing changes this year.
Remember this little guy??
That picture was from last Christmas, when he was almost 5 months old… He is not so little anymore! (Not that he has ever really been “little.”) Want to see a more recent picture?
Thomas is now fifteen months old! He had to have his first haircut before he even turned one! He is walking and running and giving his mom quite the workout 😉 He “talks” a ton, even though it doesn’t quite make sense to the rest of us yet. He reminds me a lot of his mom. It is kinda hard to believe how much he has grown in such a short time! Now for some of my favorite pictures of him… In a collage! 😉
I have plenty more pictures of him to share… But I probably shouldn’t overload you with too many at once. 😉 So for now I will leave you with one last picture… Thomas as a biker this Halloween! 😀
“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
~ David Russell