The long way round.
Inconvenience becomes acceptance after sulky irritation has passed.
A different path. A new perspective.
Unexplored avenues for discovery. Unexpected joy.
A turn for the better on a road rarely walked.
A tour de light.
I wrote these words today while walking along the Canal Lateral de la Marne. It is a long straight canal that goes on for miles, so I was able to multi task! In fact we walked about 35 kilometres of it today.
I was thinking how real life is full of twist and turns and as the saying goes, ‘God laughs at those who make plans’.
Be Open to Change
Even in our daily lives we can experience detours or change of plans. Many of us get all huffy about the most minor inconsequential inconveniences.
Instead, see them as opportunities for growth. For instance, if you order a coffee and the skinny soy latte in a mug that you ordered comes out in a cup don’t let it ruin your day.
Change of Direction
We need to be more flexible to change. Often the more inflexible we are to change the more life will ‘test’ us with situations to teach us flexibility. Life has a way to teach us things if we only get out of our own way and learn from what it is trying to teach us we wont have to keep repeating the same lessons!
The Long Way Round
Life is never a straight road, it is filled with twists and turns, side roads, by ways, and diversions. In fact life would be pretty short and boring if it was all one straight and narrow highway.
A Tour De Light
Life becomes interesting even exciting when we go with the flow and take on what it has to teach us. By wandering on different paths we can gain new perspectives, discover new vistas and unexpected serendipitous moments.
Life is full of detours. When we are open to change we can experience the richness of what life has in store for us.
These are life’s gifts even if at first we may not see them as such. Be open to the new, the unexpected, the unplanned.
Let life take you on the backroads. Be open to change and to experience a tour of pure delight.