06 November 2011

this is normal

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 be just 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.

-Gordon B. Hinckley quoting Jenkins Jones


  1. I love this! I read this long ago and loved it just as much then as now. You have to thank Him for the ride....everyday!

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