Leo Tolstoy once said…“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
TINY being the operative word here.
Recently, I made one of my own tiny changes.
One soooooo tiny (spoon-sized in fact) I could’ve passed it off as insignificant.
Yet I didn’t. Here’s the scoop (pun intended)…
For years (decades!) I’ve eaten my bowl of crunchy breakfast granola using a small, delicate teaspoon.
But a few months ago, I suddenly switched it up.
And started using a bigger (much less delicate) tablespoon.
(Like the kind my ravenous teenage son uses!)
I have no idea what prompted this sudden change.
But here’s the deal…
I can’t go back.
Believe me, I’ve tried. But the small spoon just doesn’t feel right anymore.
I know, I know, it’s a bizarre thing to write about, but stay with me here…
Cuz I have a point. I promise.
This spoon switcheroo got me thinking about change in general.
And how easy it is to resist making changes in our lives.
Even the simplest ones (like a spoon).
We may tell ourselves:
“Oh I can’t do it this way, cuz I’ve always done it that way.”
“Who do I think I am to make this change?”
“OMG, what if I try something different and I fall flat on my face?”
Ok, so maybe switching spoons doesn’t warrant this kind of inner dialogue, but that’s not my point.
My point is this…
While change (big or small) can be scary, it’s necessary sometimes.
Especially if you want to live a more joyful (meaningful, purposeful, happier?) life.
Which is what those spoons got me thinking about…
Making other tiny changes in my life.
And do what might feel better for me.
NOW. At this stage of my life.
Maybe you’ve been craving that, too.
If so, it might be time to let some things go.
Try something new.
Go down a different path. One that feels better for you.
One that gives you more freedom and ease.
Because it doesn’t matter if you’ve done something the same way for months, years, or even decades…
You don’t have to keep doing it that way FOREVER!
If it doesn’t feel good anymore, you’re allowed to switch it up.
Cuz you never know what making that tiny change will shift for you.
And where it’ll lead you.
You might be pleasantly surprised at where you end up.
And how good you’ll feel!