Leaving cheery Post-It notes on my trail

“Do not go where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”    …   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever thought to yourself that you were pretty sure that you knew where you were heading in life?  Have you ever thought: “A-h-h-h now I’ve got it.”?  Have you ever watched … with your jaw on the floor … as life came along and just kicked your feet right out from under you and left you muttering: “Wow … never saw that one coming.”?  Yeah … me too!

It’s a funny thing about life … sometimes it just doesn’t go the way that we think it’s either going to go… or should go.  I know that it has left me on numerous quasi-overgrown trails and border paths with little or no warning whatsoever.   I used to worry about that … but finally I learned to shrug my shoulders and simply get used to walking down unmarked paths leaving metaphoric Post-It notes on the trees and shrubs behind me … so that others wouldn’t feel quite so alone.

The other night my son kindly pointed out to me that there are a lot more “signs” on my path than I thought … I just wasn’t recognizing them as such.  It turns out that Life has been leaving Its own Celestial Post-It notes for me to find.  Miss Perky is really happy about this new development as she was definitely losing her perk from being the official “machete-swinger-and-brush-clearer”!  Looks like our lonely trail-blazing days are over.  With Life acting as both Scout and Guide for our forays into the future the paths look to be a lot less overgrown and buggy … a lot more friendly and easy to find … and filled to the brim with sunshine and beautiful scenery.  Well … I’m going to have to run … the girls have bought cute, new hiking boots and are dancing at the door in anticipation of fun times with Life.

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone!


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