Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday - Bliss

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. Most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to just be people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old-time rail journey – delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

 -Jenkins Lloyd Jones


  1. I remember when I first figured this out (it was soon after getting married)!
    What a SHOCK to my system.
    It went against what I had imagined.

    However, I am learning that accepting this reality, sure makes life more pleasant...and much more liveable.

    And that there is more GRATITUDE to the Lord for the ride!

    Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Darlita- the quote was so good I lifted it and put it on my facebook page. Thanks.

  3. Thank you for this quote. So true. I always loved anything he had to say. Congrats on #9!