Thursday, August 12, 2010
While detouring onto another road, I ran into (not literally - hee-hee!) an old friend of mine out riding her bike. I hadn't seen her in ages! What a wonderful surprise! We stopped, we chatted, and my day was better and brighter by that encounter!
Isn't life like that? When I was fresh out of high school I knew where I was headed. I had my destination squarely set in my mind and roadmap in hand, as I headed out on the road of life. BAM! Detour.... no warnings, no nothing. Just a great big barrier. Or so I thought. As I traveled on this detour, this new path, I learned, and saw, and became a much better me.
All through life I've hit detours, BAM! Did I know it was coming? No. Did it take me longer to get to my destination? Yes. Was I irritated at that detour? Oh, yes. But those detours have made me who I am today. I have discovered talents and abilities I never knew were in me. I've discovered wonderful friends, that would never have crossed my path without those detours. I've discovered an inner strength that I never knew I had. I've traveled roads I never knew existed.
So, do detours BAM! still irritate me? Yes.... Are they worth it? Oh, yes!