Every now and then I think about the turns that life takes and I think back about all the crossroads I have come to…….
All too often I believe I can easily get distracted by all the little things on the surface that are going on around me and don’t notice that I am at a point where I need to make a choice that will make a real and lasting difference in where I am going.
I have probably missed many opportunities all together…because change is very intimidating and stepping outside of my comfort zone makes it easy to stay on the same old well beaten path.
So I am asking myself a few questions and looking for something inside that rings true:
Who am I?
Where am I going?
What do I really want from life?
What should I really change?
How can I grow into a better person?
I’ve seen many paths….there are constant changes every time I come to a crossroads …sometime is has been because I was so ready to get out of the situation I was in….
Most of the time I was lucky enough to make turns at the junction that completely turned me around to the point that I was headed in a good direction. Unfortunately, I may have spent a bit of time going in the wrong direction….which of course helped learning some very hard lessons!
After taking some time to answer and listen….. hopefully, I will see the crossroads for what they really are, opportunities!
Is my heart happy?
Am I being true to myself in my current situation?
Is the direction I am considering one that takes me closer to where I want to be?
Will that path conflict with the values I already know I am not willing to compromise?
Am I doing my part to make our family work together to achieve our goals?
What I always hope is that I have taken away from every situation a lesson. Because of good parents, I am wise enough to recognize too, that I have the power to create my very own crossroads.
Whining, complaining, and staying unhappy doesn’t have to be a choice. Work, sacrifice, and a lot of effort are the productive tools to get me on the path where I belong.
As for me, I am asking the questions…..I believe the answers tell me…..I have a pretty good idea of where I want to be………..Family Forever!
Thank you family for helping me along the way….I hope I have brought you along the journey with me that has filled your life with joy, happiness, peace, and a love for each other that will never grow dim.