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Enjoying Change

by Vidya Sury October 27, 2014 8 comments
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Change is a lovely thing.

It is great to welcome the sunshine today after the heavy rains we’ve enjoyed the past week. Yes, enjoyed. Mother Nature has her way of taking care of the pollution in the air from Diwali celebrations and oh, how I admire Her for it!

I am also enjoying the change in the weather. Pleasantly cool with the hint of impending rain as the sun plays hide and seek with us. Refusing to let the clothes on the line dry fully. Threatening us with a downpour any moment now…keeping us guessing.

Everything looks beautiful. Even the usual sights – the road outside our house, the trees, the potted plants trying to hold on to the precious drops of water. Everything.

But naturally, change is something we must embrace.

When we resist, we suffer.

Nature is the best example.

Look at what happens when there is a storm.

When trees resist, they’re uprooted.

When cliffs stand tall and strong, they are eroded.

Even stone cracks.

In the same way, humans are not invincible.

Nothing is.

To grow, to thrive, we must be flexible and open to learning.

When we are headstrong and hang on to our points of view, we cannot survive. When we believe only “our way” works, we stagnate both in mind and spirit.

When we open our minds to change – new things, new people, new experiences, we open ourselves to joy and we learn new things.

When we focus on possibilities, and open ourselves to fresh perspectives, rather than whine about our problems, we invite happiness.

Consider the sails of a boat. If they were stiff, they’d tear with the force of the wind.

Because they’re flexible, they befriend the wind and together, they go places.

Change is good.

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies, right?

Here are some beautiful sights around me that never fail to fill me with joy. I see them every day, yet they lift my spirits each time.

The sidewalk around our place has trees that shed their flowers all the time, creating a carpet of loveliness…

vidya sury change footpath


A close up…what a blend….the soft flowers on the stone. It always breaks my heart to walk on them.

vidya sury change footpath 2

Everything finds a space for itself – see the shoot cozying up with the tree

vidya sury change roadside

Our cousin brought a Jane Magnolia Tree from The Tree Center, this magnolia continues to flower. Filling the air around it with its fragrance

vidya sury change champa

I love how these trees reach out to each other from across the road and hug, creating a lovely arch to walk under.

vidya sury change friends

This stunning pot sits near the entrance to our building. The leaf looks even better in person.

vidya sury change leaf

Lush greenery after the rain. Love how the drops glisten on the leaves!

vidya sury change leaves

Talking of change, I love how these ingredients change to make way for cake!

vidya sury change cake

Do you welcome change?

What change did you experience recently?

Do you like it?

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usha menon October 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

An awesome post. Change is the law of nature. Nothing will remain.It also inspires us to look forward. Your positive approach is marvelous!

Vidya Sury October 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

Thank you Mrs.Usha. Recently, I’ve made some changes that involved stepping out of my comfort zone and I am loving them! 🙂
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Nisha Sanjeev October 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Loved the way you highlighted the soft flowers on the stone and the fresh blossoming shoot…it’s when we stop, pause and take note of the little details in our everyday, mundane routine that we begin to appreciate life. And when we appreciate, we learn to be grateful, and when we are grateful, we receive in abundance…
Wow! what a way to embrace change Vidya. Loved it.

Vidya Sury October 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Thank you Nisha! It has been a challenging time with an overcrowded schedule and as always, I found solace in my surroundings. I love how it changes, yet doesn’t change!
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PhenoMenon October 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Since I drive the change and am paid for it change and changing people’s attitude towards change (too many changes eh?) is literally my bread and butter 😀


Vishal Bheeroo October 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

I did welcome on this post, Vidya. Beautiful pictures showing change in life which is the only constant. I can sense the good vibes:)
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simple girl October 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

change is the only truth.. 🙁

Vidya Sury October 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

🙂 Yes. I love how you are playing catchup!
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