Positive Change Is Just A Moment Away

Positive change is just a moment awayI’d been waiting in nervous anticipation all week for snow.

We’d not had any so far this winter and I was excited like a little kid at the prospect!

I wasn’t the only one though. My kids were really hoping they’d wake up in the morning and we’d have a blanket of snow everywhere.

We weren’t disappointed. Opening the blinds in the morning, revealed a white patchwork of snow all around us.

From my favourite view out of the kitchen window, the hills across the Firth of Forth were covered in a frosting of the white stuff.

Now too much snow fell here but it was just deep enough for my kids to go out and play in it.

That’s them in the picture. My son’s in the distance getting a snowball ready to throw at me!

We spent most of the morning, running around playing in the snow and making a snowman.

The snow didn’t last long though. It’s already gone now.

It’s funny how something like snow lying on the ground can make us think differently and go about things in a different way.

Suddenly everything becomes a priority and it can all end in a panic.

Our usual routine goes completely out of the window and we need to adapt.

It’s at times like these when we have disruption that we can’t plan things so well.

There’s a feeling of uncertainty and no-one really likes the unknown, do they?

But this also could be the catalyst for new possibilities.

It could be the time to set in motion events we want to take place, projects we’ve meant to start and relationships we keep meaning to give attention to.

Think of it as a promise for something different and a time when we can choose an alternative path.

Whether the disruption to our daily life is welcome or not really doesn’t matter. We have the chance to make a positive change.

All you need to do now is recognise the potential you have for change, choose your path, take a deep breath and act!

It was under similar circumstances that my wife and I decided that I should give up my career to look after the kids.

We’d previously considered it when my son was born but I was talked out of it by my employer.

When my daughter was born, we couldn’t ignore the fact that the kids would be in childcare for long periods of time while we were both at work.

Once we’d made the decision, I really had to take a leap of faith and go for it. Into the unknown!

I know, as a family, we are really lucky that we are in a position to be able to do this and I’m thankful for it every day.

So now I’d like to ask you a question.

What are you going to do to make a positive change in your life today?

Please let me know in the comments section below.

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44 Comments on "Positive Change Is Just A Moment Away"


Karen Hoyt
1 year 7 months ago

Tim –
I’m glad you dusted this one off and tweeted it. My husband and I are working together on some plans for our acreage. We took the last couple of weekends and discussed what changes we would make, what steps it would require, and a timeline for implementing them.

It is exciting when a couple work together on goals like how to take care of the children, or in our case – how to have fun on the farm. We drilled it all the way down to the qualities it would take for each of us to make it work. For example, it requires a lot of tenacity to keep up with an orchard that is quickly shedding pears! We have rolled up our sleeves and begun to work on picking up and sharing our harvest with friends and family.

It may sound simple, but the hours involved have meant no movies or lounge time until our chores are done. We agreed to tackle it with joy.

It sounds like your family is doing the same thing. Shifting time and jobs just to play with the kids is a positive move. I loved reading about how you and your wife came into agreement and are making it work.

Thanks for the blog, and for creating a moments reflection during my twitter time.
Karen:)

1 year 7 months ago

Hi Karen

Your plans sound really exciting and rewarding!

Maintaining a farm is definitely hard work but the harvest with your friends and family is a wonderful gift.

I grew up on a large farm estate which my parents still live on. My dad works for the estate still, although he plans to retire next year.

My wife and I haven’t looked back since we decided the right thing to do was for me to give up work and look after the kids.

My daughter’s now started to go to nursery (kindergarten) in the mornings which gives me a little more space and time to myself.

You hit the nail on the head though Karen. We all need to make time for a little fun, otherwise what’s the point in doing what we do?

I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I must write another more reflective post again soon!

Have a great week.

Tim

chad L
2 years 24 days ago

Man i dont even know what to say…. im floored by all the information you have on this site its been a great help, keep up the great work

Samuel Jeffery
2 years 2 months ago

Tim, this is a very inspirational post. I’ve been in a bit of productivity rut of late. What I plan on doing to make a positive/proactive change is to start outsourcing tasks I find time consuming and tedious while focusing more on the blogging aspects I thoroughly enjoy – writing, photography and making videos.

2 years 2 months ago

Hi Samuel

Welcome to my blog. It’s great to see you here.

It sounds like you have a solid plan in place. I’ve not outsourced any tasks myself as yet but it’s something I plan to do in the future.

If it will help you focus on the things you like doing then it’s certainly sensible and will help productivity I’m sure.

Thank you for your comments Samuel and I hope to see you again soon.

Tim

Dan Black
2 years 2 months ago

This is a powerful statement: “All you need to do now is recognise the potential you have for change, choose your path, take a deep breath and act!” Every day desire is to help and add value to others through social media and my blog. I have been able to make a small impact. Great post!

2 years 2 months ago

Hey Dan

That’s an admirable desire to have and one I also try to emulate. Great that you’re impacting on other people’s lives.

I’m glad you liked the post and thank you for your kind comments.

I hope you’re having a great week Dan!

Tim

Dan Black
2 years 2 months ago

It’s good to know we have the same desire and values to helping and adding value to others. Keep up the great work!

Aditya
2 years 2 months ago

Tim,

Glad that you and your kids could enjoy some beautiful white snow. I’m very happy to read that you’re looking for positivity in whatever comes to you, I too tread on the same idea, Positivity!

A lot has been happening to me since the new year and I’m just learning way too much every single day :P I’ve written all about it on my blog and the best part is I’m just snubbing the negativity of it and looking only for positivity.

Anyway you’ve made the right decision and look where you stand now, as happy as you can be, spending time with your kids an wife and I guess you couldn’t ask for more.

Thanks for sharing Ivan’s blog post, I’ll be sure to read it.

Aditya

2 years 2 months ago

Hey Aditya

You sound like you’re making some really positive changes in your life and it’s really great that you’re learning so much!

Positivity is the thing that keeps us all happy and I’m glad you’re snubbing any negativity.

I definitely made the right decision to stay at home with the kids. I know they’re thriving from it.

I guess the uncertainty for me lies in the future when they go to school. If my online business isn’t up to much by then, then I’ll have to take another new path myself!

Have a great weekend Aditya and I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

Tim