When I was tidying my room the other day, I found an album of some old baby photos.
Looking at the photos of my siblings, you can tell it’s “them”. Whereas I didn’t recognise myself as the little pudding with white-blond hair. It made me laugh because it didn’t look like “me”.
I don’t look at all like that anymore and it’s strange. Yet, I know it’s me.
It’s strange because that little (and large!) baby both is and isn’t me. Some part of “me” was there, but I’ve changed so much.
The paradox is that, as we grow, we both are and aren’t the person we used to be.
We change each and every day. Most of the time, the changes are imperceptible. When we look back at old photos, we’re reminded of who we are and how we are constantly changing.
Every day, we can make a conscious effort to move forward. We can choose to put in the daily effort and work to make things better. That’s the only way things will change. And the only way we will change for the better.
When was the last time you were reminded how much you’ve changed?