A lesson learned from a dollar and thirty-two cents.


It was a normal day at work.

“OK, that will be a total of 1.32.”

“Is it ok if I empty out all the change from my wallet? This is the perfect time to get rid of all this change.”

I laughed, “No problem…we could always use a little change.”

The customer paid and walked away.

I stood there and thought about what I just said, “…we could always use a little change.”

Sometimes in life we get comfortable. We wake up at the same time everyday…prefer the same food…do the same activities. It becomes a routine. Have you ever asked someone how they were doing and they replied:

“You know…same thing…different day.”

We get so used to what we do every day that sometimes we even forget what day it is. We drive on auto-pilot. Our bodies get used to the particular route we take home. Sometimes when I drive I take the same route and realize I am not even supposed to be going in that direction and am supposed to be going to a different destination.

But we are stubborn. We love being comfortable. There is nothing wrong with that but a little change is good. Especially if its within yourself. I am not perfect. No one is perfect. And sometimes we need to change things within ourselves to make other things in our life work or make sense.

Change can be scary. Imagine a new job. Living in a new city. The change affects us physically but internally also. Inside we are adapting, we are preparing for the new challenge. We are growing and we are learning. When you change, you are also compromising. You are subconsciously trying something different to get a different result in your life. And one step closer to becoming a stronger, braver, and better person.

All that from a dollar and thirty-two cents.

Reminds me of a line from the song “All-Star” by Smashmouth. I hate this song. But, it’s a very positive song. And has the all-important line:

“…and we could all use a little….change.”


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