Sayings On Change


At certain times in our lives sayings on change can have a real impact. This is especially true when you or someone you know is making a big life change such as retirement. Not everyone is so accepting of this change as others and we all have to realize this. So when you are sending your wishes to someone who is retiring, why not add in a quote about change. You never know, it may be exactly what they are needing to read. Below are some of my favourite quotes and some of my thoughts about that particular quote.



If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. 
Mary Engelbreit

Many of us have things in our lives we donít like. And most of us when thinking of it worry, or feel very negatively towards it. Some of it can be changed, but some canít be. These things we do not like will be a part of our lives forever. So instead of always feeling angry or sad about it, why not find the good in it and change your thoughts. Think of it in a positive way and youíll be surprised at the way youíll look at things!

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. 
Anatole France

My explanation of this quote in relation to retirement is that no matter how much we are waiting for retirement to come, when it gets here we can be scared, unsure or even a little unwilling. We will be leaving behind what weíve done for the past 20, 30 or 40 somewhat years and pretty much starting over. This is definitely something to be intimidated of. And that's okay as that was who we are. So going from one life to another, is similar to dying in a way. We are leaving one life and starting another.

Change always comes bearing gifts. 
Price Pritchett

No matter what change we are in store for, good or bad, there will always be positive and negative things associated with it. This is the balance of life. What we need to keep in mind is to focus on the positive things and not on the negative. This will make change a much more enjoyable venture.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. 
Lynn Hall

I completely agree with this quote. Most of us whine and hate the thought of growing old but as we grow we are only finding out who we are. If we stopped growing old at a young age, yes we might have great skin with no wrinkles, but would you feel as if you were all you were going to be? I know I wouldnít. Every day I feel as if Iíve learned one more thing about myself. And I wouldnít want to stop finding these things out now. I want to know all that I can and that will come with age.

Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.
Winston Churchill

This saying pretty much says it all. In our lives many of us donít like many things. But we live with it, donít do anything to better the situation and then wonder why we are not happy. We must take the responsibility upon ourselves to change what is necessary in order to live a happy and healthy life. So donít just live with it, change it.


Well I certainly hope you have enjoyed these sayings and my thoughts about them. Change can be a difficult thing, but it doesnít have to be. We need to look for the good in change and try and go with the flow by having fun and just enjoying life.



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