Change = Growth

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. I'm in for a hectic weekend. I'm moving apartments. It won't be a hard move, as I'm just switching to a bigger apartment in the same complex. A move is still a move. Most of us have changed locations so you know what I'm in for.

I'm excited for the change. Like I said, it's a bigger apartment. Lots of light. A definite upgrade. I'm blessed. For me change is good. Some people resist change because it's unfamiliar. It's risky. It's unknown. It is so much easier to just stay where you are in life. But where's the growth?

When my landlord approached me about taking the apartment, I hesitated at first. The first thing that came to my mind was, "I can't afford it. It's too much." I almost said no then I thought to myself, "C'mon Dex. What have you been writing about for the last week?" Focus on what you want instead of what you don't want.
So I switched my thinking from "not having the money" to "I will have the money. No problems."

Well the next day I just focused on having the money to pay for that first months rent. That evening I got a call from my friend Nelly. Nelly is an example of positivity always at work. She needed a favor and before she even asked me I began to get goosebumps.

This is what she asked me. "My friend Hazel and her sister-in-law need a weekend getaway. They wanted to stay at a hotel on South Beach but it will be too expensive for them. Is it possible for them to pay you $100 a day to stay in you apartment. They want to stay for 5 days."

An opportunity was placed in front of me and I had to take it. More than half of my rent will be paid for me this upcoming month because I simply shifted my focus to what I wanted. It won't be a hassle because one of my friends will be moving into my old apartment so I can stay with him for those days. It all works out.

Some people call it lucky, buy I don't necessarily believe in luck anymore. Gary Player, one of the greatest golfers of all time said, "The more I practice, the luckier I get." It's the same for focus. The more you practice focusing your thoughts on what you want, the more the Universe conspires in your favor.

Have a great weekend. I probably won't get to post again until Monday. Who knows I might get some inspiration and write something amidst all the chaos. Remember to let the Universe figure out the "hows" and "whens" of our existence. The Universe always gives us what we are wanting as long as we are willing to allow for it. Enjoy this short poem about change. Don't resist. Just "go with the flow." Blessings!


Change is everywhere,
All around us.
If you do not notice any change,
You are not changing.
If you do not notice any change,
Have you seen,
The ocean,
The skies,
The seas,
The land?
If you do not notice any change,
You, alone, will never change.

Kelland Chew


Unknown said...

Hi Dexter, been there done that with the moving! Even from one to another in the same complex. Thank goodness I'm settled now & stay that way, but in my apartment days, I would love to move on to a fresh new beginning. Good luck and have fun with it.

liz said...

Hey Dexter..Good Luck with the move! Have to agree with you about change and most people shying away from it. Change IS good..good for the soul and good for the mind. To not embrace it when it comes your way is to perhaps miss an opportunity to improve one's life. ...Scary, I know, but necessary, I think, for growth.
Thanks for sharing...

Tammy Burks said...

I agree...change makes me feel so alive.
Think how boring life would be without change. I love living where I can see the season's change and even though we're going through the big kitchen remodel just making new habits while things are out of place makes me feel more alive and more grateful for noticing the things I can live without and how fortunate I am to be able to "go with the flow".

Awesome that you have people coming to stay with you.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Good post, Dexter! You're so right about change. Good luck with the move.

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for stopping by and wishing me good luck with the move. I can't wait to see what you all have been blogging about for the past week while I was off line. Thanks again for checking up on me. Many blessings!