There’s an little story about three bricklayers I’ll share with you:
Three bricklayers were toiling away together, in the hot sun. An old man came by, noticing the work in progress. He asked the first bricklayer, who seemed quite downtrodden, what he was doing. “I’m laying bricks, can’t you see that?!” the worker barked. The old man then asked the same question of the second bricklayer. “I’m building a wall, of course”, sighed the worker with resignation. The old man then turned to the third bricklayer, asking him the same question. “Why Sir, I’m building a beautiful cathedral which will soon grace us all!”, the worker beamed, full of pride.
What’s the point, you ask? Think about it, when you’re investing time and energy doing difficult things for the sake of your marriage or partnership. Think small and “lay bricks”, or think big and “build a cathedral”. Then notice your attitude, energy level, and success or failure. It may surprise you!
Have a great day,
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