|Another photo Marie took during the book cover shoot. (And no, we had no idea we were doing a book cover shoot at the time.)|
I started a blog on a whim in 2004. I pilfered a line for my blog title (giving credit, of course) from a song by The Innocence Mission, one of my favorite bands. The song begins, “Oh I’m going to find some peace of mind. At any time I could change, any day, a beautiful change.” There’s a lot of hope in that lyric – the hope that things will be better. That I will be better. The hope of repentance and transformation, I think. I’ve kept the blog with the title Any Day a Beautiful Change for quite some time now, and along the way the line became a sort of mantra for my life. It’s not just that I seek those beautiful changes – though I am kind of a strive-to-be-better type of person. I also try to pay attention and name the beautiful changes when they happen.To celebrate the book launch, Elizabeth helped me put together a little blog carnival of sorts, which we are calling Any May a Beautiful Change. (How could it not be called this??)
We invited some bloggers to write about beautiful changes in their own lives - ones they've experienced along the way, or ones they hope to realize. They will get the party started, and everyone is welcome to join in! If you don't have a blog, you can simply respond in the comment section.
(Pssst: lurkers, that means you too!)
I hope you enjoy reading these posts and attending to all the beautiful changes in your midst.