The Season of Change

The Season of Change

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

On a recent trip to Los Angeles I realized I was definitely in a season of change.  I am a new empty nester, I have grandchildren and my husband calls me Nana when he talks to “the kids.”

How did all that happen so fast? Really I never thought I would hear anyone calling me Nana! Not that I mind being a grandmother, it’s just that I never thought about it. In fact, it has become amazingly clear I don’t think enough about the changes that are happening around me.

For example, for inspiration I read the book “Hiking the Camino.” Something about the printed word in my hand, turning the pages and carefully marking my place with a bookmark is somehow comforting to me. It’s what I know, and as an avid reader it seems to be the best way to read a book.

Then I discovered digital books. I have to tell you, dear reader, that too is a great way to read a book. It is efficient and because I can adjust the font I love that I don’t need the reading classes sitting on my nose, looking like a “Nana.”  And I can download books easily from the convenience of my home in my slippers–oops, there is another Nana kind of thing, isn’t it?

There is definitely a season of change in the media world. At St. Anthony Messenger Press I have been so lucky to be a part of the media changes.

Each time I go to our Web site I am impressed with all the information and products that we can offer our readers. E-newsletters, e-cards, current news and yes, blogs from a variety of people are available every day brought to you so that our readers can be inspired and informed. Isn’t that awesome?

Change is never easy, maybe that is why I try not to focus on it too often. In reflection the purposes of these changes have enriched my life. Grandkids, slippers, information and entertainment available 24 hours, I think the changes suit me just fine.

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About the Author

Tammy Monjaras serves as the director of the customer satisfaction division. As an avid reader, she loves speaking to customers about the latest books Franciscan Media offers. Tammy is a native Texan but has called Cincinnati home for the past 15 years with her husband, Richard, children and grandchildren.