That's rather redundant isn't it? Gratitude for Change? Change is occuring right Now, every millisecond. To be specific, I am grateful for positive change which I can speak out about. I saw a multitude of friends I have not seen in months and months, and of course the same banalities in conversation: "What's new? ... How's work?... What are you up to?..." The past year, my answer has been equally banal:"Nothing. Nothing. Nothing." But last night, with my my face alight (not just the contacts) and I can say "Wonderful!" -- thrice!
I felt like a braggadocio; exclaiming the wonders of my school and duties. Friends were "Ooh, Ahh...Wow!", with mouths agape. I am unendingly grateful to experience the changes over the past few years, and to be where I am in life, on all planes of existence. It was worth the wait, though I couldn't see that at the time. I even have begun to realize that everything changes and will continue to do so and I can accept that fact now. No longer fighting to stay on the crest, where the view is perfect and the ride is easy. Now I can expect the trough, and I slide down into it, take a deep breath, and relax, rather than struggle.
I had to repeat myself a lot last night (about my glowing contact lenses): "No, they don't hurt; Yes, I can see; Yes, I've worn contacts before; No, I don't need a prescription; No, I don't mind you staring; Sorry they are freaking you out!"
What I really enjoyed repeating over and over again, to the question of "How's your new school?", was "I love it!"