The Only Constant is Change

The Christmas lights are down. The tree is put away. The New Year’s Eve parties are over. The season is at a close. People are going back to work and vacation time is over. Our son has returned to his home, and the empty nest syndrome fills our lives… Again. Time is moving on and with it changes are happening.

Everything changes, there is no exception so deal with it no matter how painful.

On the personal side this holiday season has been rather difficult for us as a family. Early in December my wife fell and broke her leg just below the knee. We are dealing with the situation and will for several months. At our age bones don’t heal as fast so we have to be careful. Talk about a change, our lives changed in a second, the moment she fell off that step ladder.

Our son came home to help take care of his mother but life is life and he had to get back to work. Our daughters live in the area so they are always here, but our son lives in Nevada, ever since California kicked him out with AB5. (California destroyed a lot of lives with AB5 and now with the $20.00 an hour minimum wage the politicians have destroyed even more lives. Another change for the worse which only benefits the unions and politicians.)


As 2024 moves ahead we are going to see a lot more changes. Most of them will be on the negative side and will probably make your blood boil. I’m expecting it, so I won’t be surprised when it happens. Cannot say the same for many others who don’t even think about the future or what it will bring. I imagine getting laid off because of $20.00 an hour was not what many expected to happen. This change is a classic example of Cause and Effect, which I will discuss in another post and have discussed previously.

In the meanwhile expect to see a lot of negative political issues. People who want to destroy this country are trying their best to complete their task only to find out the push back is more than they imagined. These people see their evil plans for world domination falling apart and they realize their power, their money, their way of life is about to go the way of the Dodo bird.

They see themselves backed into a corner with no way out. Their only recourse is to lash out, call names, push cancel culture, and threaten companies and organizations with empty rhetoric.

These evil spawn will never disappear, the only thing we can do is manage their deadly way of life and keep them buried under the rocks from whence they came. And we are more than capable of doing it.

We will suffer pain, a lot of it, before this mess is corrected. I take comfort in the fact their days are numbered and the evil change they are inflecting upon the good people of this planet will soon be over. The only question is how long we have to endure the agony.

How do I know this? History tells us, it teaches us, and empowers us. The dictators of the past met their demise and thus the dictators of today will follow suit. The human determination for freedom is overpowering and shall never be extinguished. This the Founding Fathers knew all too well, which is why we have a Constitution which guides our country and our lives.


While change is normally associated with the bad, change can also be good, and powerful. I have discovered in my 70+ years on this rotating ball of dirt that change is about 85% attitude and 15% physical. How one responds to change is the main issue.

If your attitude (i.e. response) is bad, your experience is bad. If your attitude is positive your experience is positive, for the most part. If your attitude is indifferent then your experience will probably be indifferent. Same ole, same ole, or so you tell yourself.

There are always exceptions to everything and change is no different. The bottom line is your attitude, a subject we have discussed before and will discuss again.

In summary, change is coming and you can’t stop it. All you can do is roll with the punches. Those punches may be hard and heavy or weak and ineffective. You really won’t know until it affects you. And affect you it will, in fact you can count on it.


About GP McClure

I am a technical writer with over 30 years of writing experience in a variety of subjects and topics, covering a wide range of industries, but specializing in aviation. I have lived in the San Diego California area since 1972 for the most part but spent some years in Japan and Alaska, thanks to the United States Navy. I retired from the Navy in 1992, having served 20 years of active duty in the aviation field.
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