We ask this question about a lot of things, and yes sometimes we even ask this question about our kids. I was feeling a bit perplexed at my 8 year old a couple of weeks ago. Marveling, if that is the correct word, at her "nothing is good enough" attitude. It was frustrating and disheartening and made me wonder if what I was doing was in fact worth it. I mean my goal is to raise good people and I did not feel like I was accomplishing that at all.
Then she showed me this weekend how worth it it is. Her generosity of spirit shined bright as we went to the people's kitchen to feed the homeless and downtrodden. Her job was to hand out the plastic ware. She never once was out of my sight and what I saw amazed me. She didn't just mindlessly hand out plastic ware. She spoke with most going through the line. She was unafraid and showed them they were worth something in her eyes. Most of our fellow servers had eyes glistening with tears as they watched this charming 8 year old show such love and compassion for everyone in that room.
Yes it's tough, but is it worth it? Absolutely!!