Linda Wood Rondeau

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Live Long and Prosper
5/24/2018 12:13:00 PM by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Stark Trek fans are well familiar with the phrase from Spock, “Live long and prosper.”

 

 

Funny. I have long tried to imitate the salute. I am able to do so with my left hand, but my right hand just won’t cooperate. Even with my left it takes a little bit. Some are able to go back and forth from normal hand formation to the well-known symbol. Not me.

But I keep trying.

I recently read a quote:

“Those people who live long and love it, search out the riches made possible by change.”

Perhaps the key to living long and prospering is to embrace change. Even those changes that make us as uncomfortable as me trying to imitate Spock’s greeting with my right hand.

Change is hard to accept sometimes

Change can be awkward.

Change can seem to be a wall we can’t climb over

Change can make us feel as though we’re being dragged by a runaway horse

Yet, once we’ve accepted change and keep trying, eventually our left hand will know what our right hand has been trying to do.

 

Perhaps Romans 8:28 is the key to accepting change. I know that each time something comes into my life and alters its course, I will try to remember these words of wisdom:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose

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