Gratitude Challenge – November 29 – Thankful for Change Leading to Growth

Gratitude Challenge – November 29 – Thankful for Change Leading to Growth

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Remember, only 2 more days in the month, and I would challenge you to continue expressing gratitude (even beyond this month!)  *On December 1st, I’m going to reflect on November, with a list of my 30 days of gratitude and links to all the posts, in case you missed any and would like to read them!  🙂


I am thankful for change that leads to growth! It’s not always pleasant–think “growing pains”–but ultimately, growth is better than NO growth! We may often say we wish a baby or small child–or kitten or puppy–would stay that size forever. Yet, it’s actually an abnormality in one’s physical condition to stay the same size and NOT grow. Likewise, it’s abnormal for us to stay “as is” and not change, grow, and move forward in our lives.



So onto the inspirational thought for this next to last day of November.


“You must build a bridge

between *thinking about* action

and actually beginning to *move*

in the right direction.

You must choose to grow

in your relationship

with your heavenly Father.

Actions must follow your choices,

and these actions become the force

that will turn your life around.

When we talk about change,

it often sounds harsh to those listening:

‘Change your attitude.’ ‘Change your tone.’

It’s true–change can be both tough and painful,

but what happens to your view of change

if you look at it as growth?

Growth makes you stronger.

Growth is like flowers blooming.

You gain wisdom when you grow.

Growth is a good thing.

So perhaps we should think

of action and change as growth.” 

–Dr. Tim Clinton in “Turn Your Life Around”



My reflections:


Wow, what an important concept this is – build a bridge and make a connection between thoughts and actions, because we can never just stay in one place. We either move forward or backward; NOT moving means stagnation…or death! And growth requires forward motion. Consider change as equal to growth. Good thoughts!



So what are YOUR thoughts?


Had you considered the importance of building a bridge between thoughts and actions?


Do you agree that change = growth?




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