There has been a change going on in my life for awhile. I don’t know know the exact moment this change took place. †I stayed in situations that did not value me, way to long. The only voice I had was when I was trying to help someone else. It drained me and it hurt my soul. †Very quietly change came into my life and started to cause a shift in my thinking. I started to feel as though not only that I had a voice, but that voice was important. Fear has moved out and now only visits. My voice is not only used to help someone else, but it is there to speak up, and encourage me. Change has made me feel that I am important and my soul is more peaceful. It takes a †tremendous amount of courage to change. But when it is time to accept change, embrace it and be thankful. It means that you have learned the lesson and it is time to move on into your greatness!!
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
— Alan Cohen