~ via Margie Hall - Umair
Haque (slightly edited) says it beautifully: "What’s it worth? … here’s
the inconvenient truth: it’s going to take more than the tired old
refrains of hard work, dedication, commitment, and perseverance. It’s
going to take very real heartbreak, sorrow, grief, and disappointment.
Only you can decide how much is too much…. A life well lived always
demands one asks of one’s self: is it worth it? Is the heartache worth
the breakthrough; is the desolation worth the accomplishment; is the
anguish balanced by the jubilation; perhaps, even, are the moments of
bitter despair, sometimes, finally, the very instants we treasure most?
There’s no easy answer, no simplistic rule of thumb. The scales of life
always hang before us — and always ask us to weigh the burden of our