Accommodating Change

Accommodating Change

Adjusting the way I look at things.

I’m a man who thinks a lot about changing the world around me and is of the opinion that anything is possible as long as you believe it. There were times when my thinking was interrupted being unable to suppress trivial thoughts.

 I used to get annoyed when:

• Someone would hang toilet paper the wrong way. Facing out is the “correct” way (The same goes for paper towels). 

• People would tell me that I couldn’t do something.

• People thought I was delusional because I believed in an invisible God.

• A cosmologist couldn’t explain to me, a cosmetologist, how the universe created itself—even in the simplest of terms.

• A scientist couldn’t explain how you get light when billions of years ago there was none.

• When someone didn’t use their turn signal

• When someone would coast through an intersection

• A dog would empty their bladder on one of my tires (I must admit I’m still not quite there yet on this one).

• Someone would get their knickers in a twist.

• Someone would say, “Give it a rest.”

• Someone would say, “Good luck with that.”

• I saw a picket fence that needed a coat of white paint.

• When someone wouldn’t just give away a set of tires near the road

• When someone says, “Things always happen for a reason”

• Someone takes up two parking spaces or parks diagonally

• Someone doesn’t return a shopping cart 

Not anymore!

But for some reason I still get annoyed:

• When people don’t tip servers at least 20%

• When someone doesn’t hold a door for a woman

• When someone refuses to pick up a piece of paper that is on the ground

• When parents don’t teach their children to respect others, volunteer, show acts of kindness in public, and that it’s the little things they do for others that matter most.

• When someone completely ignores their humanitarian responsibilities with selfish intentions 

• I guess I still have a ways to go to understand how my brain really works. Like most things in life, it just requires practice, practice, and more practice.

It’s all about our choices, our actions, and our future.

Be kind, be careful, and be yourself. 

It’s just the right thing to do. 

Blessings dear friends,

Comments (2)

  • Naomi

    Well said! I’m hoping male chivalry isn’t dead yet! I recently was exiting a store, when a young boy, maybe 11 or 12 years old held the door for me! I thanked him and told him he was an honorable young man. His father was close by and gave me a nod of approval. So you see, there is hope, if we spread the word and lead by example! It IS the right thing to do.

  • Rosalie Reap

    Such a lovely post Drake, I really enjoyed reading it because it’s so truthful and honest!!

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