Snapshots & Whatnot: Change is Good?


& Whatnot:

Last month I read comedian Louie Anderson’s moving book, “Hey Mom.” Composed of letters he wrote to his mom (who passed some years ago), Louie shares the joys and challenges of his life: from winning Emmy awards to dealing with loss and tough issues with grace and faith. His memoir touched my heart (and all of me, really) – at times making me teary-eyed from his poignant prose and life stories, then other times laughing til it hurt.

Today’s here’s one of his quotes (that went straight into my journal) for our minds and hearts to munch on:

“It’s so hard to change, even when that change is so good. I wish I could change my inability to change.”ย  Louie Anderson, Hey Mom

Here’s to changing our inabilities to change (or, at least working on it?)

grace, peace & change (the good kind)

Virginia : )

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11 Responses to Snapshots & Whatnot: Change is Good?

  1. Garfield Hug says:

    This is a good post. Thank you. I find it heartwarming that Louie writes to his late mum to share weal and woe…I love my mum alot and would often play in my head when my mum is no longer with me and how will I cope.

    • Virginia says:

      Itโ€™s not easy being without our mums – I miss mine every day! This book really touched my heart – and also made me laugh! Louie is hilarious – and also deeply inspiring as he shares tough stuff, from his heart. Blessinags, GH! ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท

  2. Carol-Jo says:

    That was so beautiful…thanks..

    • Virginia says:

      Hope you get a chance to read this book, Carol-Jo – methinks you will be blessed by Louieโ€™s humor & heartfelt sharing. Hugs! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒท

  3. this sounds like a book I would like-thank you and believe me I know the feelings about change.

    • Virginia says:

      Michele, as you know change is not easy (most times) but necessary & maybe even (a little) good for us? Itโ€™s a precious book filled with lots of humor & inspiration with Louieโ€™s honest portrayal of challenges he faced in his life. Blessings & hugs! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค—

  4. TMH says:

    Very inspiring, V. Between the quote and your to-the-point post, it shows we don’t need many words to either inspire OR be inspired. Keep up the good work.

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks for your encouraging words, Tim. I wasnโ€™t familiar with Louieโ€™s story, but saw him interviewed by Stephen Colbert – & then read his book. Inspiring, heartfelt – and funny, hard to do, but Louie does it well. Book blessings! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“š

  5. Sparkyjen says:

    I love how you ended, ‘or at least working on it,’ because that’s what will get the change done and dusted. It may take some time for it to happen, but working towards seeing it happen is exactly what will get us there. That and saying a whole lot of “Yes I Can’s!”

  6. Virginia says:

    Change is an ever evolving journey, methinks – but I really like your perspective of getting it โ€˜done & dusted.โ€™ Something to aspire to (& keep working on.) Blessings & hugs, Sparkyjen! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒท๐Ÿคช๐ŸŒท

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