Monday, January 3, 2011

No shortcuts...

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going...Beverly Sills

Love that quote! When I first read it, it reminded me of our long trips to the cottage at Aylen Lake in Canada--18 hours in the car.  But what a place to enjoy once you arrive--heaven on earth, for me.
But life in general is like that-- in that there are no shortcuts to anything worthwhile.  No shortcuts to growing up, college, building a good marriage, relationships with family and friends--it all takes time.
Which also reminds me of the time my mom and I made croissants with a friend of hers.  Now that is a lot of work and  if we had skipped a step of folding and rolling and chilling the dough we wouldn't have gotten all those flaky, buttery layers.  Oh for pre-gluten free days!!
I am learning to savor the process--whatever it may be. 

1 comment:

  1. I like this. No shortcuts to planning a wedding, moving, graduating, finding a job, even cooking sometimes. But it's true, the process makes it worth it once you get there. Finally.