Slice of Life 10: Embrace Change

(During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!)

Is your current plan working?  How do you know?

"Nothing happens until the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change" - Arthur Burt

Don’t be afraid of change!  Embrace it!  You can and will move mountains!


“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And
you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.
You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)”

MOUNTAINS!”    ~ Dr. Seuss

What is your change?

Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge:  StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna, and Beth.   More Slice of Life posts can be found at  Two Writing Teachers .


12 responses

  1. Love the poster – such a great quote and visual. Love Dr. Suess’ words as well.

    1. Thanks, Bev!
      I went with “less is more” today with more reader interpretation!

  2. Great poster. It mades me to think about many people in my life who have trouble changing. As long as there is some comfort in staying the same, fear may overwhelm the possibility of change. Something to think about.

    1. I have a job where every year is different. Sometimes the folks in my districts have changed, sometimes we are moving on to new content, and other times we just need to increase the intensity of training/expectations. It seems easier when we “grow” into the change. I don’t believe that we can afford to wait until EVERYONE is “ready” for change – especially in education.

      Definitely more thought needed!

      Thanks for commenting, Julieanne!

  3. I embrace change, always have…but it has to be in a building’s culture, or else…Love that poster, too, Fran!

    1. Thanks, Tara. That is a good point about the building’s culture, but is it realistic in public education to NOT expect change? That poster said soooo much by itself!

  4. The quote is so true, Fran. It reminds me of a poem that I used to have taped to my refrigerator, but it’s been so long now that I can’t remember what poem it was! When we were at a major crossroads in life — changing jobs, a big move, and a new baby all at once– I used to read that poem often.

    1. Beth,
      “Major crossroads” for sure – There is something about the degree of intensity and change!

  5. Ahhh. Dr Seuss! One of the wisest guys I know!

    1. I think he had a solution for most of life’s problems as well as some humor! Thanks, Carol!

  6. […] How do I turn challenges to Turning Points (courtesy of Anna Gratz Cockerille) in my story of life?  Do I want to change? […]

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