Cheese… and More Change!

Mouse in cheese

A few years ago, I read an amazing little book called “Who Moved My Cheese”*… I found it to be very helpful as we navigated some pretty big changes in our life, work and even family environment!

I have recently come upon it again and found it to be relevant, yet again, whether the changes are huge, or relatively small!

My (relatively) small change has been the death of my dear laptop! It was an amazing friend and resource to me and I found I had become very dependent on it… more than I really cared to admit. SO for the last 6-8 weeks I have had to do without the stores of files I had on it… note, contacts, thoughts, blogs etc!! – I realised, too how much I used the on-line Bible too!  My very gracious husband has let me use his laptop (which he uses way more than I used mine, I have to say!)…when I could get my hands on it! He valiantly tried to repair my old friend but after hours and hours (weeks?!) of trying he gave in and decided I had to have a new one!

It arrived two days ago and I am back in action… re-blogging, re-connecting and re-writing!

But  you know, I had to change… adapt to a new keyboard, new images, new “stuff” that I don’t fully understand… and I realised that I had had to put into practice the lessons of change, on a smaller scale (although it was quite huge for me!).

So I give you the lessons summary of “Who Moved My Cheese”* and give thanks for this little book and its wisdom.

Happy Changes!

“Change Happens

They Keep Moving the Cheese

Anticipate Change

Get Ready For the Cheese To Move

Monitor Change

Smell the Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old

Adapt To Change Quickly

The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, the Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese


Move With The Cheese

Enjoy Change!

Savour The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!

Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again

They Keep Moving the Cheese.”

*Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. Dr. Spencer Johnson

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