Leaving your comfort zone is very difficult and sometimes painful. In my book, DARE, I have a chapter, “Dare to leave your comfort zone” but today I’m not going to quote from my book, but from a story, possibly a true one, written by Katherina Seidler:

‘The waves were rhythmically sloshing beneath the keel of the Santa Maria, the flag atop the mast was fluttering above the billowing sail.

A few years ago an acquaintance of mine called me and talked about some work he wanted done with a religious organization, “ Is it all above board?” I asked suspiciously.

 “Maybe a few things are a little irregular here and there,” he admitted, “but then a little greasing of hands is inevitable!”

 “But these are religious people,” I reminded him sharply, “I don’t think they will stoop to accepting a bribe!”

How often we pray for an easy path, an easy life without problems and worries, but have we ever thought that so many of the difficult things we go through are what puts spice into our earthly lives? That what we consider difficult is meaningful? That what is difficult is good, or sometimes even better than the easy things?

Here, today is a list compiled by another, of some things easy, and those that are difficult. I read it, loved it, and thought you would to:

Very often I sit at home and watch a good Hindi movie. I find nothing has changed in the past few decades; in all the movies the father may be a strict man, maybe a shrewd businessman, maybe hard hearted and tight fisted, but nearly always spoils his daughter.

However bad or good the father is, he still spoils his daughter.

Nelson Mandela taught the world a huge lesson on forgiveness when, emerging from prison after twenty- seven years and being elected president of South Africa, he asked his jailor to join him on the inauguration platform.

He then asked Archbishop Desmond Tutu to head an official government panel, with a daunting name; the Truth and Reconciliation Committee.