No change and change are both worth celebrating

2014-06-21 12.04.08No change and change; both can be good, my assignment today for Blogging 101 was to examine my tagline and title.  My heart isn’t in it today.

My confession is that I did change my title, the first time I tried to push a little more discipline into my blogging and did Blogging 101, and if I was add a tagline today, I might change it to “Everything Changes”.

What do you think of that tagline? Everything changes was the theme of a recent speech where I spoke about the only constant in life is change. Yet we cling so hard to avoid change, or grump and fight against new ways of doing things. I do it also.

That’s why we celebrate anniversaries because we know that life changes, and with that awareness we celebrate the good occasions.

live lifeToday I remember change as a good thing and am grateful as I celebrate 28 years of my kidney transplant in 1987. The time before then was dire with up to 5 months some years when I was hospitalized and hooked up to a dialysis machine.

Tough times for anyone when going through times like that, and today I look back and celebrate my transplant anniversary. But it was a sad day for the donor family as they lost a loved one, and I honor them daily as I celebrate the life they enabled for me.

For the donor family, I hope the sadness is gone. I hope that the donor family can find some some small happiness that their loved one gave life and a chance for a future for seven or more recipients of organs.

Small comfort perhaps but I hope so.

We never know what the future holds, but the present changes, and so do circumstances. SAMSUNG DIGIMAX 420

Celebrate the sunny days, and know that cloudy days will pass.

Today the sun is shining, and I am aware, and grateful.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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16 Responses to No change and change are both worth celebrating

  1. beingwoke says:

    How beautiful 🙂


  2. Barry Lainof says:

    Powerful. Glad that your transplant has worked, honoured that I have met you. You are an inspiration David.

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Ernie Sheridan says:

    Hi Dave Happy 2nd Birthday of the year have a cake lite a candle you are entitled to celebrate.

    Cheers Ernie


  4. Marlene says:

    Excellent – and congratulations on your special anniversary!! Hugs Auntie Marlene


  5. reynom4 says:

    I was in the same boat about not changing anything. Then I solicited some feedback an within 8 minutes I had 8 great tag lines I hadn’t dreamed of


  6. Summer-Tan says:

    Happy 28 years of to the kidney that saved you 😉 Life and Random Thinking is nice, so is Everything Changes. I might be bias towards Everything Changes as it is the song title of a song I like heh. I suppose it really comes down to which one sums up your blogging style/content more, in my opinion.


  7. Really glad to know that the transplantation has worked well for you..:-) stay blessed and keep smiling… 🙂


  8. Merci for following 24/7 in France, author of “Solitary Desire-One Woman’s Journey to France” (video – have a great summer!


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