A Daily Blog of Family Life in Wisconsin

The hard way or the little way

“We can do this the hard way or the easy way.” I find myself telling that to the kids again and again. This usually happens when they have to do something they don’t want to do. It happens often.

I find myself needing to pull the brakes on my roller coaster days and figure out, what’s the easiest way I can get this done? Other times, I just need to grit my teeth and go through the hard stuff. There’s a time and place for both.

Usually the kids pick the hard way at first. I have a tendency for that, too… but this quote is helpful:

“Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.” -St. Thérèse of Lisieux