While sometimes just a little inconvenient, other times more painful than we think we can bear, I am grateful for transitions in our lives. I look at transitions as life’s little reset button. The moment when we have to stop what we are doing and simply reassess or completely change the pathway that we have planned. This morning, I noticed two significant transitions that came up on my radar: I learned that Jane Packer, the renowned British flower designer passed at the early age of 52 – and after 26 years and logging in almost 1 million hours of television air time, Regis Philbin decided to change his life’s direction and leave his empire to Kelly Rippa to carry his hard-earned torch. Both incidences gave me pause.
Transitions make us stop. Stop. Assess where we are. Look at the now, not the past; then make us consider our future pathways. Transitions make us learn about ourselves and where we are in the greater scheme of things. They may not be so comfortable, in fact, they are down right annoying and, at times, defeating – but I am glad to have transitions in my life to keep me on my toes, constantly looking inward and always learning.