November 26, 2009
Thankful for Change
Posted by Gordon Smith

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful for the same sort of things mentioned by random people on the streets of New York ...

But reading a fascinating interview with Umberto Eco, I was reminded that I am also thankful for the ability to learn and grow and change:

I was fascinated with Stendhal at 13 and with Thomas Mann at 15 and, at 16, I loved Chopin. Then I spent my life getting to know the rest. Right now, Chopin is at the very top once again. If you interact with things in your life, everything is constantly changing.

Perhaps as important as the ability to change, I am grateful to be a companion to a woman who encourages me to change for the better. And I am thankful for a God who guides me and supports me in my quest to change. A God who tells me that my trials are of temporary duration but have eternal significance. A God who loves me even more than I love my own children, a fact that, on most days, is almost inconceivable to me. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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