Change is an interesting thing. Sometimes it brings joy, sometimes sadness. Sometimes change causes fear, and other times nothing but giddy excitement.
The changes that come with loosing a job, as many people seem to be experiencing, seldom brings joy. But I have to wonder what the outcome of that change might be. Will it produce humility? Thankfulness? Or perhaps a helping hand?
In my experience, change within a person happens most when his or her life changes drastically on the outside. A child changes internally when he or she leaves his/her parent's home. It is typically when we are at our weakest, that we find the strength to endure this harsh world. I am not saying this is done alone; on the contrary, I believe it involves the support of many people (and with some, the help of God).
But I can't seem to get over the idea that if I never had to endure change and the struggles that come with it, I would not be the person I am today. Change tends to produce stronger people, and for that I am thankful.