Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Journey

      If you've spoken to me at all over the past few weeks, you will have realized that they have been a bit of a struggle for me. A lot has been happening, so many emotions, so much up in the air. Yesterday when I woke up, the thought came to mind that maybe some people think I'm a little crazy, one day smiling from ear to ear and the next plodding around like I just lost my best friend. The thought followed that it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks of me, followed by the thought that life is referred to as a "journey" for a reason. I had never really thought about that before, but it makes perfect sense.  
      Let me paint a picture for you.  If life is a journey, not every day is going to be the same. Usually, a journey is planned out in advance, but on a true journey, very little actually turns out as planned. There may be days when you plan for sun, so you forget your umbrella and end up sopping wet in an unexpected downpour. There may be days when you plan for rain and end up trekking barefoot through an endless sea of green grass, the wind teasing your hair and the sun kissing your upturned face. There will be days when everything turns out exactly as you wish, when you will smile and laugh and go to bed completely content. There will be days when everything seems to go wrong, when you will be frustrated or angry and go to bed in tears. There will be days when you meet others on the same journey, and days when you feel completely alone.  The beauty of a journey is that no matter what you encounter along the way, there is always something else up ahead. Maybe the something else won't always be wonderful, but maybe it will be. Not every day is going to be sunshine and happiness, but not every day will be gray and rainy either. That's the wonderfulness of it all. That's why we keep going, keep pressing on, knowing that even if today was terrible, the next might just be beautiful. So enjoy the journey, my friends. You never know what's just around the next bend.

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