The life lesson of "Friday Night Lights"

My husband and I love Friday Night Lights. We had friends recommend it to us and we've been hooked ever since. One of the main characters, the football coach, has a lot of wise things to say. It sounds weird, but things he says really stick with me sometimes.

A couple episodes ago, the coach and his wife lost their new baby's nanny. The wife was really struggling with what to do because her career is really important but her baby is really important. The coach leaned in really close to her face and said "Gracie is not our burden...she is our blessing."

I think I really lose sight of my blessings some time. Managing and maintaining our home can be a huge pain in the butt, but we are so blessed to even have a home. Sometimes my job feels more like a life style than an actual career. BUT I am blessed to have a job.

This week we were told we are going to have to work from home until our new office is ready (3-4 months). I was really bummed to not have an actual office to go to, but the more I thought about it, working from home can be a huge blessing. I'm going to try to schedule my time working more effectively so I can work out more and keep my house more organized.

I'm going to try to remember things are blessings even when they feel like burdens.

1 comment:

Adam Buckman said...

I couldn't agree more. I found your blog by googling "Friday Night Lights life lessons". As a former high school football player & someone who has seen my share of ups & downs, this show is something I can completely relate to. There are moments of utter inspiration, usually from the Coach, and I'll be sad to see it end. Best of luck in all of your endeavors - clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.