Changes and Challenges

back to the beginninHappy Friday, All!

Customarily, I’d just like to share … T.G.I.F.! Many of us have started out the New Year with plans and changes while others of us have a different take on how to begin 2013, for example, with more zest and zeal this time. Whatever you choose, I wish you each well!

What I’ve found amongst my close friends, people in general, as well as myself, is that we are once again, as always, faced with “changes and challenges”. There is no magic remedy to solving most problems that I have encountered in my life, and, while it may be “comfy” to stay where we are, who we are with, and all the other things we have gotten used to, I try to look for new ways to handle challenges I face as well as convince myself that change is indeed, necessary. For me, it important not to “buckle” and let circumstances send me into a whirlwind or frenzy, nor plunge into that abyss of self-doubt. I could tell you stories but I prefer you get copies of my books, which you can access by clicking on the link for Educational Excellence and going to publications. Thanks, Angela, for your help with this!

Yes, it is 2013, and the world continues to turn … so far! While I enjoyed the stories of the Mayan calendar prediction for the “End of the World”, I doubt that no human comprehension of any day and age can predict the end of creation or world order or “whatever” better than The Creator can. So, just as a word of encouragement, take it or leave it, go forth today … and each day … as best as you can … to face those changes and challenges … as best as you can. Reach out to others for help when you need it, don’t suffer in silence … and BELIEVE!

Peace,

John I. Cook, Director

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