Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -- Leo Tolstoy
Knowing that I love good quotes, a dear friend sent me this. How often do I complain about something, or, more probably, someone, wanting that thing or that person to change, without realizing that it is I who need to change? The answer, of course, is too often.
If I want a better marriage, I need to be a better person, rather than waiting for my husband to change (even if he needs to!). If I want better relationships with my children, my friends, and others, I'd better look at myself and see where I need to make improvements. If I want a better relationship with my Father in Heaven, I'd better find more humility so that I can accept His words.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I want to change myself.