Thursday, July 12, 2007

The best laid plans....

Mapping out one’s life, while a laudable goal, is not in the least necessary nor it is very wise. For as soon as you start planning and mapping, something will inevitably happen to cause a detour. Perhaps that fork in the road you didn’t anticipate will lead to something bright and new for you, and if you adhere too closely to the map you’ll miss it.

Where some may see obstacles in the road, it would be wise, little ones, to see opportunities. Sometimes the opportunities are not at all what you were expecting, but they may lead to journeys so wondrous you will never regret the detour. Be open to tossing the map out the window. Maps are a good starting point and they can come in handy when you do lose your way, but sometimes the unmapped route will lead you to precious treasures and adventures.

Don’t plan too much...always keep in mind it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Be open to the journeys, for that is where you will learn and live life to the fullest...on the journeys. We all ultimately reach the same destination at the end of our lives on this earth. But oh the many and varied journeys we take to get there.

May all your journeys be filled with adventures and challenges, and may you all lose the maps now and again....

1 comment:

Chuck McCumber said...

You are so right. Everytime I start making long range plans the change big time. I have really turned it over to God and will go where he sends me.

Chuck Mc