May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's Easy to Be, Hard to Be Good

It's easy to simply be, but hardly simple to be good. It's easy to sit on the couch and lament about the pounds or flab that just won't go away but hard to get up and move enough to really sweat and then add insult by depriving ourselves of the food we too often use to comfort. It's easy to say inappropriate things but hard to swallow our pride and apologize. It's easy to just give up when the going gets hard and choose the well trod path but hard to blaze ahead in less than ideal conditions with no promise that things will get easier or even turn out in the end. It's easy to say "this is me" but hard to say "I can do better". It's easy to breathe but harder to breathe with purpose. It's easy to be, but hard to be good. Lately it's almost been hard to even be, but I'm going to be better.

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