Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If Only Life Were As Simple As...

1... 2.... 3... 4.... 20... 25.... 30... Ready or not, here I come!

If only life were as simple as a game of hide and seek. I would count, whatever I need to find would hide and after counting, a few minutes of searching, POOF, there it would be, that mysterious thing that I needed to find that had somehow sneaked out of my sight. One, two, three, easy-shmeasy, lemon squeezy, or however the rhyme goes. Life would be happy and I could go on.
Right?
Wrong.
Life is never that simple. And if it were, there wouldn't be the same satisfaction at the end of the game. We would be stuck feeling annoyed and frustrated that we weren't challenged more... "That was too easy!" we would whine. So guess what? We are tested. There are obstacles placed in our way. And it is those obstacles that make the search take that much longer.
And we hate it.
But, ask any track runner, or hurdle jumper- they LOVE obstacles. It helps to strengthen their skills, refine their talent, and push them to further limits.
In the quest for truth, there is no easy road. There is no easy solution or simple answer that will make all the millions of little pieces fall into place.
We have to look. We have to take the time to count, to ready ourselves, then enter the long and arduous process of lifting rocks, ruffling some pages and meeting some new people. It's hard, difficult, testing, but so worthwhile. Because after a long game of hide and seek, isn't there some pleasure in knowing you had to go beyond your comfort zone, and search somewhere you wouldn't have thought to look?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. That was great. Just what I needed to hear.

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