Talking with our son about work. Effort.
The difference between being done and finishing.
That there is honour in the work. Good things.
The difference between doing good and your best.
That the good stuff is always found there. The extra mile.
Talking with our son about life. Faith.
The difference between belief and faith.
That believing without seeing is real. Good things.
The difference between the rest stop and the extra mile.
The right stuff is always found there. It ain’t crowded.
Talking with my husband about love. Us.
The difference between fighting for or against.
That knowing we stand together is the good stuff.
The difference between together and for one another.
We have found each other and ourselves on the extra mile.
The dVerse Poetics prompt got me thinking last night about the extra mile. And how it ain’t crowded there. And it isn’t the place where you go when you are done but when you are finished. That’s where the good stuff is, where the great love found in doing small things grows wild. It’s about faith. It’s about teaching the next generation. It’s about love. And a bit of reflection – what if we had quit at good, or done? We wouldn’t have found the amazing blessings and richness of each other and our faith – it only exists when you go the extra mile.
Thanks to my Padre Kevin Weatherby who always encourages us to go there. Find out more at savethecowboy.org , find them on Facebook and Twitter.