Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just What I Needed to Hear

Are you ever tempted to give up? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling worn-out recently. I try not to whine, because my life is really, really good. I love my husband, my kids, my friends, and how I spend my time and energy. I often feel, however, like I’m going about 95 miles per hour all the time, and a pace like that is hard to keep up. Sometimes I just want to quit. Usually, though, after a good heart-to-heart with my husband, it turns out that what I need is an attitude adjustment. That, and encouragement to stay the course.

Today I got an extra boost by way of this article in the Boston Globe titled “The Truth About Grit”. Life really does take grit, and the Good Things tend to require a lot of it. But if hard work and stick-to-itiveness really do play such an important role in success, I think I just had a new burst of energy. Let’s hear it for hanging in there.


  1. Hi Karen-
    Right now I am the dabbler from the article... swooning at my latest instrument. But, I am LOVING violin (and with a bit of grit have made it to "Perpetual Motion"). Simon has had a rough go the last few months but surprised me tonight with suggesting he play 9 (!!) Twinkles in a row. Unheard of. Anyway - just a quick hello. Really appreciate your posts. Amy

  2. Amy, I love that you are loving the violin! (And I've known you long enough to know you are more than a dabbler in many things.) And good for Simon--I'm proud of him! It's not all easy, is it? I have a whole new respect for what it takes now that I am coming from the parent side of things, too. So good to hear from you, my friend!


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