Thursday, January 31, 2013

Food for thought

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."

And I started thinking about all the situations where that statement could apply. It's even a good answer to the question, "Why write?"

When 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 sweat.

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  1. Mmmm, very nicely put! I like that A LOT. :)

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    1. Her words just jumped out at me with a big, "Yes!"

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  2. Sometimes we miss the view when we take the easy road. At least that's what I tell myself.

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    1. There is that old saying about how anything worth having is worth working for!

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