Think of someone you know who has made a meaningful contribution to the world. If you were to ask that person to describe what it has taken to make the contribution he or she has made, you would undoubtedly hear stories of sacrifice, personal cost, and inconvenience.
Yesterday as I was flipping through radio channels while driving, I just caught the tail end of someone saying, "Place your kid in the farthest school possible, and then personally drive him or her to and from school every day because those conversations you will have in the car will become some of your most treasured memories." How inconvenient, but true.
|You can imagine us piling into our mini van every week for the drive|
It was hard at first (actually for quite a while), but you know what? The inconvenience of that drive has ended up being such a gift. I have seen our family grow closer together over the past year and a half, and while the weekly drive isn't the entire reason, it's certainly been part of what has helped us to grow closer because the drive forced us to learn how to talk and relate to each other for longer periods of time than we were used to.
Don't rule something out just because it's inconvenient. Embracing inconvenience for all of the right reasons is necessary to grow, expand, develop and become all we were meant to be.