If you can’t change what is happening, change how you look at it….

Leaping with trust....

Right now change has hit my life…again. This morning I almost got overwhelmed with it all as my mobile provider informed me (gently) that I needed to go into the nearest store because I appear to have a software problem on my phone, as well as a mast down in the area. I need my mobile for my private work and goodness knows what I have missed in the last few days. I put the phone down and dissolved into tears as amidst all the changes happening I need to work.

Then I pulled myself up short and clearly heard in my head ‘listen to your own advice Jane’. I talk to so many people every day facing challenges, I need to talk to myself for a minute.

OK, so circumstances outside my control are bringing about a house move, the demise of my laptop and now my mobile phone, coupled with the strain of managing and slowly clearing the debt from my ex.marriage. This is not the end of the world.

It is what it is so I need to change how I look at and feel about it.

When life as we know it stops then the opportunity for a fresh start is right there in front of us. I can change my life around how I work now. The dear little place I have found to rent, in a village with a strong community feel, said ‘Welcome’ as soon as I walked into it. I can get rid of the car that has driven me rather insane with her faults since she came to share my life. Walking, buses and a push bike are coming into view. Work is going well and I am well. Emily is settled and flying well with her course at Uni.

I leap again with faith and trust that all is well.

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18 Responses to “If you can’t change what is happening, change how you look at it….”


  1. 1 tornadoday February 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Close your eyes and jump!!! You ask what it is – it is a place to start. 🙂 Adversity doesn’t build character (contrary to popular belief) ~ it reveals it. Close your eyes, Jane……..and ………… ~ Love, Bobbie

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  2. 5 1smiles February 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    There must have been something in the wind yesterday. I had the same sort of day and felt defeated by last evening.
    That’s when I realized that I was being given a new opportunity to step forward. In a new way. With a new outlook.
    I wore my red sparkly shoes today Jane… not just because it’s Valentine’s Day.. but because I want to move forward into this new territory with the brightest steps I can take.

    Holding hands as we continue moving forward!
    Love and Hugs,
    Jeannie xxxxxx

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    • 6 Jane Thorne February 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Darling friend..I love your sparkly red shoes and yes, firmly holding hands and trusting and keep stepping forward. Love you with biggest hug xxxxx

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  3. 7 Maxi February 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    The image of you standing in the middle of a room pelted from every direction with the “stones of life’s struggles” is painful to watch.

    And then…

    You rise from the ashes and win the battle. Go Jane!
    Hugs and Blessings to you ~ Maxi

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    • 8 Jane Thorne February 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Maxi for all your love and support…I am sitting here, having just finished work, watching the pink strands across the clouds at sunset…Spring is coming Maxi…big hugs xxx

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  4. 9 JasmineKyleSings February 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I have been working SOOOO hard at this. I think its one of my TOP new years resolutions. Great post! I think if you can change your perspective to a more positive light, everything becomes clear!

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  5. 13 Michael February 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jane. Regards.

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  6. 15 journeyintopoetry February 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    “All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well” – Julian of Norwich.
    I always find this quote a tad “rubbing it in” !! But I guess its true.

    I always seem to be saying to myself “remember what you told so and so the other day!” Why is it so easy to see things objectively but not so easy to see them for ourselves? Anyway, it sounds to me like you are listening to yourself now 😊

    Changing the way we look at things sounds so smple doesnt it?! But I think it takes a lot of hard work to do it.

    We must keep making those leaps of faith, its the way to go 😊 so I hope your leaps are well worth the effortt; Im sure they will be.

    Sending lots of love and
    (((BIG HUGS)))

    Christine xxx

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    • 16 Jane Thorne February 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you Chris and yes, it can be hard to take our own advice. I am leaping away and trusting…all is well. There are new gifts in leaping – much love and hugs to you my funky teapot friend xxxx

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  7. 17 zweeth2o February 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    We wouldn’t learn any things without facing problems 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your story

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