Saturday, April 11, 2015
A to Z Challenge: Journey
Sometimes, I'm tempted to look back on this past year and wonder why any of it had happened. I mean, why go to the heights of excitement only to have the rug yanked out from under your feet more often than not?
That's a question I still don't really have an answer to. Yes, for some of it, I was stupid. Other times, I'd been careful. Life still went awry more often than not.
I do believe, though, that it's all part of the journey. No road is just a smooth, endless straight line to some destination. There will be ups and downs. And if I look up from those ups and downs and look around, I might actually see some beautiful scenery.
Like the way me and my family stood together through the harshest of times. And how we're continuing to do so while facing the fall-out.
Like those blessings I'd mentioned on the 2nd.
There is beauty all around, even in the darkest moments.
I have to look up from the road to see it, though.
Which is part of the reason why I'm continuing to write these posts even though some of them are very hard to do. There's beauty in learning too. And I'm hoping that these lessons are all part of preparing for the next leg of my journey.
A way to smooth the road just a little more.