No two days are ever the same. Just like no two roads on any of our trips have ever been the same.
As another day looms with doctor appointments, job hunting, visiting my unwell mum, worrying about pressures my kids are facing at school and feeling a niggling loss of direction, I came to the realisation that I am exactly where I’m meant to be. And that how today unfolds will largely depend on my outlook. A dear blogger friend of mine, Jessica from Unmeasured Journeys, wrote a similar post recently called Detour Ahead.
Today the road of life stretches ahead of me and it waits to be shaped.
I can choose to go straight ahead along the main highway, though unexpected things can sometimes force me to make a detour. We all know the feeling when life throws us off our intended destination. Health, finances, relationships, distractions … stuff happens.
Sometimes it can feel like we’re carrying a heavy load. Like two horses and two tonnes of responsibility. And we can feel that it’s too much to cope with. Like the weight in our heart will never lift.
Other times it can feel like we’re in the middle of the Sahara desert with no road in sight, much like us here driving in the middle of the South Australian sand dunes. The swirling thoughts in our mind can make us feel like we’re in lost in a sand storm with no way out.
We can wallow in this negativity, allow it to engulf so that we can’t see in front of us or behind us or we can fight our way through. Accept what is and move ahead.
Sometimes all we need is a helping hand, someone to open the gate and guide us, a kind word and supportive shoulder, like my neighbor who came knocking at just the right time.
What I’ve decided is, the best way forward is to go full steam ahead. With a positive mind. Keeping the beauty of life all around us and the strength at our back. Not to see the potholes in the road as obstacles but challenges to overcome.
And we can overcome them. Where there’s a road – and a will – there’s a way.
May the sun guide you and be a positive beacon and may the conditions be favorable as you tackle life’s challenging roads.
I wish you peace and a positive mind on your journey.