Sunday, July 27, 2008

Is this hard enough?

So the book "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris is majorly popular around here currently. It's a book geared towards teenagers challenging them to rise above the stereotype for their age group and to excel in all things.

It's hard to believe, but I'm not a teenager any more; however I have been reading the book at my husband's recommendation and am trying to take it as encouragement rather than be discouraged that I didn't do more to prepare for my role as wife and mother.

I was thinking just yesterday..."why am I pressing so hard to have chickens, and grow gardens, and make bread, and so on and so on?" Cleaning the house and keeping three kids and a husband fed, bathed, and generally happy is a plate full already. If I wasn't so preoccupied with all of these extras I could just relax in my clean home with my fat and happy children playing contently all around me.

Then it occured to me that if these "extras" aren't preventing me from doing what I have to do and they are to the benefit of my family then they are like the "Hard things" Alex and Brett challenge teenagers to take on. Sure we could eat store bought bread and eat store bought eggs and veggies, but the things we prepare are better for us.

So I may not be in the teenage season of life, but kudos to Alex and Brett and all praise to God for challenging even the "seasoned" to "Do Hard Things."

1 comment:

Reformed Texan said...

Good post! I love you! TC