“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made silently.” … Agnes de Mille
I’ve noticed that the truly monumental moments of my life arrive with very little fanfare. There never seem to be large, ticker-tape parades … big, booming announcer-type voices in the air or flashy advertisements that herald the upcoming life-altering event. Rather, my destiny seemingly spins on a dime that revolves in the palm of the Master Creator and it slides into my life … usually completely unnoticed by anyone other than me.
It would be nice if … just once … Life would give me a heads up that the decision that I’m about to make is going to cause ripples that will spread out and affect every aspect of my life. I’m thinking of installing an “early warning system” so that I can be at least somewhat prepared before the destiny-tsunamis sweep across my internal landscape … forever altering my life’s path.
Perhaps the true test of my courage lies in my ability to weather aforementioned storms without any weather reports. Perhaps what really makes or breaks me is how I traverse across the sometimes soggy landscape … despite being … in my humble opinion … woefully unprepared. And perhaps my greatest success is actually measured by my arrival on the shores of tomorrow with my smile intact … despite having galoshes that are full of water … a bent and twisted umbrella … and dripping hair.
I’ve come to realize that Life loves surprises and as It is so-o-o-o good at “The Big Reveal” I don’t see It’s method of filling me in on future events changing anytime soon. So you know what that means don’t you? It means that Perky Polly is now walking around with binoculars around her neck … on the lookout for signs of destiny-making decisions. Miss Perky is prepared these days for pretty much any eventuality. She’s filled our backpack with … not only new galoshes, raincoat and umbrella … but also sun-block, sunglasses and a new sunhat. We both understand that Gabriel probably won’t be blowing any trumpets to announce our bright and shiny future …but that’s O.K. … we have come to actually enjoy surprises … because after all is said and done … nobody makes better ones than Life!
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone.