Solomon writes: 'Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest' (Proverbs 14:4 NLT). If you insist on always having a nice neat stall, you'll have an empty stall. If you want a big harvest, you'll need a big ox with a big appetite who creates big messes. For example, if you decide to have children you'll have lots of joy, and lots of messes to clean up. Within minutes, children can take a house that looks like it belongs in Better Homes and Gardens and make it look like a trial run for the battle of Armageddon. So you've an option: live by yourself and enjoy a less complicated life, or accept the problems that come with having a family. Even in the dictionary, the words striving and struggle come before the word success.
Dr. John Maxwell says, 'At some point you have to make a transition from believer of the dream, to buyer of the dream. No dream comes true without somebody paying for it.' And part of the price you will have to pay is in learning from the mistakes you make. You can attend every success seminar, read every success manual and follow every success mentor, but the price must always be paid in messes and mistakes.
There isn't a single person in the world who has achieved anything without paying a price for it. Some pay with their lives or their freedom. Others pay by giving up options or finances or relationships. But one way or another, everybody pays.
I have had a very unproductive day today. I have felt tired and lethargic so have gotten absolutely nothing that i had planned on doing - done.
I am a very lucky mum tonight though. My son and daughter are taking me out to the movies and dinner for my Christmas present.
Best i get my lazy butt moving. It is not very often that i get totally spoiled by my kids - unless you count them being straight A well behaved geniuses being spoiled! ;)
I am not going to tell them that i actually feel like continuing to blob out in my track suit pants with my sheepskin rug on top of my head - and not moving for the next week.
This is going to be good. Unlike most of the rest of the world's population i actually LOVE Sarah Jessica Parker, and have ever since i was like an 11 year old with a totally different head and first saw her on Square Pegs. ;)
Oh yeah - and judging from the smell in my bedroom right now - it is time to get Nixon's anal glands drained again.
Kill. Me. Now.