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.
Today 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.
Celebrate the sunny days, and know that cloudy days will pass.
Today the sun is shining, and I am aware, and grateful.