Sometimes it gets kind of scary in our fast-changing world. Even when we just keep on doing the things that we enjoy and are good at doing, all kinds of doubts pop up. Jobs can disappear, skills can get obsolete, and the culture can change so much that others no longer appreciate our talents or see us as being useful. There’s no way of knowing what might happen.

Even though the future is uncertain, we shouldn’t let ourselves get overwhelmed. The world is full of amazing possibilities too, and changes that seem scary can end up opening doors for us that we never imagined. Instead of letting those doubts get to us, we need to trust, and just keep on.

Word-art that says "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." -Henry Van Dyke

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Great quote!!

  2. Great inspiring quote! Thanks!

  3. I agree with you, Meg. Things are moving faster than ever now, but if we embrace the changes there will be new opportunities. I just hope we can live in peace.

    • Yes, even though most of the world is living in peace for the first time in recorded history, we haven’t yet gotten that fact through the primitive parts of our brains. It will take a while longer to sink in.

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