Our house is happily situated on a hill and yesterday when it got up to 40+ degrees outside and the melting began, slushy wet snow was laying everywhere.
I knew that the puddles would freeze over, and I would be outside at dark o’thirty pushing the men out of their respective parking spots.
Since I much prefer to be inside at dark o’thirty, I went out, armed with our snow shovel to chop a 50 foot ‘ditch’ so that the water would have a place to drain off in front of our house.
Water always follows the path of least resistance.
As I hacked away totally annihilating the poor snow shovel and soaking myself from the knees down, I began to think about how we all, to some degree, tend to take the path of least resistance.
We don’t want to make others angry.
We don’t want to be looked down upon.
We don’t want to be shunned, or labeled a ‘freak’.
Then I began to think of the things I am passionate about.
There is homeschooling, photography, knitting, food, chocolate, and pink.
But mostly I am passionate about my family.
I have upset the apple cart several times, advocating for my kids, and I’ll do it again in. a. heart. beat.
So what about you?
Do you follow the easy path carved out by others?
Are you are willing to take the heat for something because you are passionate about it?