Over at YA Outside the Lines, Catherine Ryan Hyde posted about gratitude. She tells a nice story about her cat and dog (with pictures!). And then, this line struck me:
"But I ultimately decided that my goal is to have the most fulfilling life I can have, not the easiest."
I started thinking about all the situations where that statement could
apply. It's even a good answer to the question, "Why write?"
things are difficult, I do want them to be easier. But then there is
this idea of fulfillment, quality. It's why we don't all take the easy
road. It's why we spend years studying, practicing, putting in the