Be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2
I have recently been inundated by a plethora of butterfly images and stories of transformation. In March, I started writing my Easter message entitled “Butterflies are Free.” Then, for my birthday, Jim bought me an awesome coffee cup with a butterfly on the handle. Each morning I get to enjoy Jim’s specialty brew of chocolate cherry kiss coffee in this amazing mug reminding me daily that transformation is possible—if I renew my mind. So at the sweet age of seventy, I am all about transformation. I started a scrapbook of inspirational elder folks who are celebrating victories and milestone achievements to encourage me to embrace the belief that change is still possible regardless of age. You would be amazed at some of the stories I have found. A gymnast age 98. A woman who is still working a shift in a bar in England at 106. An elementary teacher, the oldest in the country, still actively teaching at age 100. So age is not an excuse not to change. You’re not too old. Maybe too stubborn? Or not motivated enough? But transformation is possible. To change, you must want to be a butterfly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
I started my transformation by getting all my hair cut super short, bought some new anti-aging creams for my skin, some new sneakers, and began a walking program. I can now comfortably do a four-mile walk without stopping at a record-setting pace of an hour. No snickering. It’s a start toward wellness transformation. So I have set my June goal. Will let you know at the end of the month how I succeeded.
And now I ask each of you, just for today, what change would you like to make in your life? Do you need to stop smoking? Are you super-critical of others? How about a judgmental spirit? Is there an area of your life that needs transformed? My June calendar is all about making a change for just one day. Can you get through this one day without chocolate? Of course you can! Can you change your attitude? With Christ’s help and strength, ALL Things are possible. Take small steps. Know that change is possible. I am going to prove it to you. Join me in this June transformational challenge.
With God’s help, this month I am going to ____________________________________________.