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The good new is, if you want an easy path for a walk, you can find one. If you want an easy path to lunch or dinner you can find one. But it is not likely, nor desirable, to find and walk an easy path in life.
I had a friend once who was 45 years old when the first bad thing ever happened to her. She found out her husband was a crack addict and she had to start divorce for the health and safety of her family.
I remember how shocked she was that it had happened. She really had no idea that most people are extremely lucky if they get to age 45 without a big negative in their life. The easy path she had been on really hadn’t prepared her well for this event in life. But this event did cause the upheaval that made her get a job, one that has been a life changer for her. It also led to a new marriage, one that opened up her life to amazing new possibilities.
None of this means I think she should have had a harder life. On the contrary, I am happy she had a wonderful, positive life with no negatives for as long as she did. It is simply the exception that proves the rule in my mind. That rule is that eventually the path you struggle on will be the one that leads you the farthest.
What hard path taught you the most in life?
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Frank A. Clark
It’s Follow Friday! Here are some cool blogs I follow:
Letters of Note – always interesting correspondence of old. Insights into what people you may have heard of really thought about.
Tasha Does Tulsa – Natasha is the Mayor of CyberTulsa and knows all about what to do and where to go. If you are anywhere near here, you should have her on your ‘must check daily’ list.
Clients From Hell - A totally funny and pathetic collection of actual conversations between designers and their clients.
Copyblogger – A great site for bloggers, especially people who are also working as freelance writers.