I learned in William Bridges’ book, Transitions, about the difference between “change” and “transition.” Change is outward. We move to one city from another. We go to a new college. Get married. Open a business. Change is outward. Change is situational. Change is an event. Transition is psychological.

I am experiencing an inner peace as I sit at our cabin and watch the gentle flakes of snow drop softly through the air.  I cannot help but notice the beauty of the snow falling on the trees and on the frozen Pend Oreille river.  The snowflakes are at rest as they gently float through the air.  I notice the Canadian geese fly purposely through the flakes of snow and they seem to not have a care in the world.  The geese are enjoying a season of smooth flying but at any moment they may fly into a blizzard or a storm where they are blindsided by the wind and freezing cold temperatures.