Thursday, December 31, 2009

Change

While looking through my yearbook a few days ago I laughed at memories, cringed at early 90’s hairstyles, and wondered about a certain phrase written over and over…”Don’t ever change.”

Reconnecting with long lost roommates, mission companions, and classmates via Facebook, have also brought the comments, “You’ve haven’t changed one bit.” Really? If that’s the case, I think I might be a little sad. I think I’ve changed a lot since my days of asking to see a cute boy's CTR ring during seminary then “forgetting” to give it back to him so he’d have to call me later to remind me to bring it to him, or talking about a roommate with my bedroom door open and not checking to see if she’s there before railing on her. These days I’m very aware of people’s location before I talk smack about them and I’m a little more up front about the feelings I have for the cute boy I’m shacked up with.

But maybe change isn’t always the best thing. Can it be good to be the same forever and forever? I mean, God is unchanging and He’s not that bad, right? I guess some things are pretty much the same, like me thinking life, for the most part, is extremely hilarious, crap follows me where ever I go, and I still have issues with stupid people. Maybe, like most things in life, change isn’t black and white, but varying shades of grey and it’s up to me to decide if it’s good or bad.

I’ll have to think about it for a while…my thoughts might change tomorrow.

6 comments:

Denise said...

I think we should keep the good things about us and change the ones that need work...I've got a lot to change.

Velda said...

I for one would be very glad to see you change to living somewhat closer :) The rest? If you do change make sure to keep it slow and subtle :)

*~Petra~* said...

I think we want to change ourselves more than we want our friends to change. For example, I love you just the way you are... witty, funny, tell-it-how-it-is, not afraid to admit you struggle sometimes but generally a loving and caring person.

Me on the other hand, I have just come up with major lists of things I want to change about myself this year. So, I guess it is relative. Maybe we see much more good in others than we do ourselves? Maybe we are too focused on our own imperfections? I dunno... but I am gonna think about it today too for sure.

Happy New Year MB! :)

Higleys said...

I think Petra hit the nail on the head.

Barbara Rees said...

Love it! You are so good with words....don't change! :)

Alison said...

So... who's CTR ring did you steal? It's probably top secret.