After church we were taking one of the members home. She mentioned her concern about the ward boundry changes which will be announced next Sunday and then asked: "Do you think this will be a good change."
My reply: "When there are changes that are approved by the First Presidency of the Church it is always a good change." I am actually looking forward to the changes. We may or may not be in the same ward we are in now. I am quite certain that many of the members that we attend church with now will not be in the same ward as us. There is a degree of sadness; yet I know that the friendships I have made will continue.
I was speaking with another friend during Primary and asked her why she and her family had decided to move. She then explained to me a set of circumstances and I understood the necessity to move. Again, I was saddened by this change; yet I know that their choice to move is a good one and I am happy for her and her family.
The past year has been riddled with events that have changed how I do things and how I see the world. My priorities have shifted (again) and I have come to some truths that I had not yet understood. I have never been fearful of change. I have often embraced it. Sometimes I even become excited for change and anticipate the wonderful things that are about to happen.
I see change as an opportunity for improvement. And in looking at it that way I understand that change is a necessity. We are here to improve and become better than we were. These steps along the path of perfection are mile stones in our lives and will ultimately lead us to a state of perfection. And that is, after all, the purpose of this life.