Hello readers, joining in with Becky’s January Light challenge here.
One of my goals for 2020 is to share some health tips in a few blog posts.
Today’s health tip is to remember that diversity is awesome, but sameness can be great too.
We always hear about celebrating diversity – but there are times when being around similar, and like-minded, can be refreshing. Sometimes “sameness” – can refresh. This is why we join clubs and form interest groups, right?
While we need “different” in order to be healthy and vibrant – other times we “get to” nestle into sameness.
JANUARY 15TH: LAMP LIGHTS. Sometimes it feels nice to fit in, feel similar, and not stand out too much. There are times to stand out, oh yes, but then there are other times when it just feels great to be similar (and yet even then we always are a bit different too – like with the similar lamp shades above – we see variations – lower left we have a brighter white and throughout the display we have some fabric more solid and some have middle light).
The song for this post is “Cool Change” (here) by Little River Band.
This song reminds me of finding balance.
We need to embrace diversity, enjoy times of sameness – and we might also need to MAKE CHANGE happen.
Life is always morphing: changing needs and different modes. What we need right now might not even be close to what we need next summer.
The important thing is to assess regularly.
- What do you need this season?
- What needs to be ended or paused?
- What needs fortification or reinforcement?
- What needs to be created?
Keep assessing and checking in with what you can change and what you cannot change and possibly need to accept (for now or for good). Assess what you can add or do to find more enrichment .
“Time for a cool change
I know that it’s time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it’s time for a cool change”
Remember we can make small changes that help us enjoy life more.
Hope you have a great week.
Author Update – two years ago to the day – I also wrote about “sameness” HERE in this post, Similar Feels So Sweet. 🙂