Hi friends – So I’ve been thinking all weekend about a great line I heard in a play Friday night. The play was “Italian American Reconciliation,” a comedy by John Patrick Shanley He wrote “Moonstruck,” which had its own terrific lines.
Anyway, in Reconciliation, an older woman is counseling a younger man on why he should marry his girlfriend. He protests that it would be full of its own trouble.
She responds, “in life, you get what you pay for – and trouble is the currency.”
Think about it – anything worth having, our kids, our marriages, our friendships – if we invest in them, they are going to cost us. There is inevitably going to be difficulty, trouble and, well, troubles. But the alternative is, well, not to live at all.
I’m not sure truer words were ever spoken! I hope they encourage you.
Have a great week!