Newness is exciting. Surprises are fun. A change of pace can be thrilling.
But I have come to find great value in the things that stay the same; things that I can rely on to always greet me the same way. I have also learned that the most comforting are not the predictably stagnant things, in fact they are not things at all. We expect inanimate objects to remain unchanged, but can we say the same thing about people? or nature? or relationships?
I am thankful for the other constants in my life. Perhaps that is the true test of value: those in our lives that we can always count on. Perhaps the intensity changes but knowing they are always there can be a great comfort.