Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 91


“No outward change need trouble him who is inwardly serene.” – Hosea Ballou

I think we are all troubled, to some extent, by occurrences of this week.

We’ve had Donald Trump getting elected as President of the United States, a thought that didn’t even seem feasible! But then no one thought Brexit would have happened, and it did!

The Indian Prime Minister has decided to target black money circulating in India, and with no notice, has withdrawn 500 and 1000 rupee notes, causing havoc and commotion, not only among the ones who were illegally hoarding cash, but also the many poorer people who have no bank accounts, and can only use cash.

These are only two issues from the week, and they are biggies. The changes that will occur due to these two events will have a tsunami effect on millions of people.

In life though, it’s not only the big changes that can shock your world to the core. Some small changes affect certain people hugely.

From an upheaval at work, to a family member coming to stay. New baby on the way, or a death in the family. Your local supermarket changing their layout (that can be sooo stressful!) to traffic on the way to work.

But it’s all about how you handle these changes, however big or small. If you are sure of yourself on the inside, you can handle whatever comes your way.

It is so important to approach change with caution.
Try not to rush into any decisions, but take a little time to ponder.
Think about what the changes are, and how they are likely to affect you.
Try not to get worked up or over excited.
Control your feelings, so you don’t say anything you may regret.

They are all quite hard to do but I have seen others who take this approach, and they tend to not be overly affected by changes in their lives.

I try hard to be the same. It is not easy. I have a tendency to open my mouth then try so hard to push words back in, but it’s too late to stop them then! However, if I try hard to stay calm, stay rational, I can usually manage to cope with situations without putting my foot where it doesn’t belong!

Stay safe Peeps, and have a calm, and restful Sunday on this Armistice Day, with no major changes happening, unless they’re positive for you!!!!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amommasview
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 08:42:04

    Very well said, Ritu… let’s see how it all develops…

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  2. Alka
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 02:55:14

    Rightly said about outward changes!
    Coming back after a long time, I can sense a change in your blog, even the style of writing. The content seems more serious now.

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    • Ritu
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 07:50:48

      Thanks Alka. It’s not an
      intentional change. Time means I can’t get on here every day to write so I haven’t done the silly as much! I must try and do that too!!! But creative pieces are still there!
      Hope you are well 😊



      • Alka
        Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:00:27

        True. It’s all in our moods and time. Yours in not serious as such. But I used to sound quite serious when I just began to participate in haiku challenges as well as Wednesday Quote, and I used to explain each and every haiku in detail 🙂 till probably you all were bored.
        I have had changes. My husband’s health…but he’s fine now.

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      • Ritu
        Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:12:10

        I’m glad things are settling for you too xxx

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 19:26:05

    Wise quote. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Eli Pacheco
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 16:43:56

    Imagine what widespread empathy might do, Ritu. Always love your words.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Judy E Martin
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 19:54:16

    I have got a habit of blurting things out without thinking then regretting it! I must try to rein myself in a bit more! 🙂

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  6. syl65
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 18:02:38

    It is hard to stay level headed sometimes but if we can manage to, as you say, we can handle change a lot better. Peace to you on this day Sister!!

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  7. Southern by Design
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 14:27:15

    Well said!
    That money situation in India is crazy. I have a friend that is over there for a month and she was writing about it on her FB page. She was saying it has caused a lot of panic. 😦

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  8. willowdot21
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 12:39:33

    You are so right Ritu think twice maybe three times before engaging mouth, I am still practising that since you mentioned it last week! 😊

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  9. Erika Kind
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 12:02:19

    Great thoughts, Sis! I couldn’t agree more! Most of the things that happen around us are not under our control. Now we have two choices: sit there and feel sorry about and perhaps even fight what cannot be changed or keep moving on including the changes and look what best you can make of it. Life is a string of changes in order to keep us developing. The challenges are what forces us to stay creative… not the stagnation! Happy Sunday to you! 💖

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  10. Ritu
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 08:15:25

    He already is!



  11. Rajiv
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 06:28:44

    Tell my friend to meditate today!

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