Pain and Change

 

Suzy asks, “How can you put up with the pain in your knees day after day, but you cringe when you have to get a shot?” She wonders why I don’t get my knees replaced, but when she asks why not, I always have a rationale.
In truth our attraction to certain forms of pain whether they be knees, doubts, bad relationships, or fears is distorted, but we all are familiar with the concept of embracing what we know, even if it is painful, than to letting it go for the unknown.
My teammates tell me when my knee pain gets greater than the pain of changing, I will succumb to the surgery. Maybe, that is true about other pains we experience in our lives.
Change requires overcoming fear whether it is a bad relationship or a situation at work. Yet it is through change that we progress. New friends, jobs, interests, (and yes Suzy — knees)  replace the old and bring us new joy and loves.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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