Paths Taken Along the Way

There are always Better Paths

Here is a story about taking different paths that we have recently heard. As we listened, we felt we knew this story. It is our story as well. This version is our rendition of Portia Nelson’s description of her life journey.

  • One day, I was walking on a path. There was a deep hole. I did not see it. I fell in. It was NOT my fault. It took a long time to get out of it.
  • The next day, I was walking on the same path. There was a deep hole. I saw the hole but ignored it. I fell in. I felt it was NOT my fault. It took a long time to get out of it.
  • On the third day, I was walking on the same path. There was a deep hole. I saw the hole. I knew it was there. I still fell in. It WAS my fault. I got out of the hole quickly.
  • Day four, I was walking on the same path again. There was a deep hole. I saw the hole. I knew it was there.  I went around it. I did not fall into the hole.
  • On the fifth day, I decided to take a better path.

The Many Paths of Life

Sometimes there is a need or desire to change our direction in life. As we turn onto a new path in life, there is no need to regret the past. The first paths traveled, and the mistakes made along the way define our being. These are the lessons that help in avoiding similar errors or teach us actions that were successful. If we have learned from our past paths, we can journey a new one while creating a better future.

How to avoid the camouflaged potholes in the road.
We need to fall into a few first.

 

Be Well, Have Gratitude & Spread Goodwill

The Many Paths of Life

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