"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, when you look back everything is different…" —C.S. Lewis
In the beginning, one creates that goal he wants to achieve which is his starting point. Each then consecutive month, week, day, hour, and second are all points upon the line he is then creating. Within this line, there will be detours, curves, and spins which is inevitable, but do not forgot the ups, downs, and twists that this line of life offers. Here is where it becomes more beautiful. Just a single line is quite beautiful when you look deep into its creation, but imagine the lines of others in combination. To make art, the artist does not make a single line, does he? He creates a plethora of lines which, when all composed together, portray a picturesque piece of artwork pleasurable to the eye and soul. This line segment of our lives is only one of the participating notes in the glorious symphony of the lives of everyone we come in contact with. Few hardly ever recognize it, but when seen from an incredible distance (very much so a godly, supernatural one), all the lines of our lives are creating a beautiful masterpiece [which is being drawn by the Great Artist].
As one looks back upon his life he sees that he has indeed changed. On whether or not for better or for worse, he still has an option to pursue change. If for worse, then take it as a mark that the bottom only serves as hope that he can only go up. If he has done better, then let it be a standard to push even higher to what he longs to achieve. Change is inevitable—there is no denying that. Either he or she chooses to change for the better to continually improve or be victim to change.
If there’s anything I have learned from these four years in high school it is this: Change is a beautiful, yet a brutal, experience. It is not one easily measured day by day, but one that is appreciated with a test of time. Embrace it and love it as it is a part of life, but always remember and love the One who does not change as He needs no change: Father God.