Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 107, April 15

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. 

1 comment:

  1. I think we often get in the trap of thinking that others need to change and even if they do, waiting for that change.

    We really do need to start with ourselves. Thanks for this good reminder.