Just about a year ago, I wrote about about change in my post Transitions, Mirrors, & Growth, and I made the point change is neither good nor bad necessarily … it just is. I learned a long time ago life brings change frequently … call them storms.
Sometimes the storms are violent, sometimes they are gentle … but all storms have impact. Depending on the approach you take in reacting to the storms, the outcomes can be very different.
It can be easy to wallow in the destructive aspect of them. Or you can treat the storms as preparation for what is to come, and therefore emerge stronger on the other side of them. The reality is we cannot always control external circumstances, but we can control how we respond to them.