¨Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, and most children grow up to be just people. Successful marriages require a high degree of mutual tolerance. Most jobs are more dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey - delays, sidetracks, smoke, dirt, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for just letting you have the ride."
It's good to remind myself that normal is okay, even while I strive for excellence. I can be excellent in non-traditional ways, right?