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As the year turns to 2010, leaving 2009 and the first decade of the new century behind; it seems right somehow to think about what has changed, what stays the same and how we impact on the world around us.

We cannot avoid change, it is inevitable and yet we have had so much change already since 2000.   We have waged war on everything, from terror to aids, to cancer …. and yet we still seem to be in the grip of every one.  It makes me wonder whether we might want to consider changing the terminology.  Just think about it, there are so many different ways in which we seem to see life as a battle to be fought, should it really be this hard, this difficult.  Might it not be easier to let go, give in and live with what is accepting that change happens.

That is not to say that I think we should just take everything without making an effort to change what we don’t want, but rather that we maybe consider looking on that which happens as a signal that something in our life or world needs to change.  Perhaps if we looked for the meaning behind the events then we may find an easier way to either come to some acceptance of them or alternative way of dealing with them.

2010 is going to be my year for attempting to put this into action, to work with the world and the hand I am dealt, rather than trying to constantly battle against it – coming unstuck and stressed in the process.

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Social Entrepreneur and Founder of the Hysterectomy Association; Social Media Strategist at Internet Mentor; Speaker; Writer and Author of Eight Books; Blogger at and all round diva. Phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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