I subscribe to lots of inspirational sites and get lots of articles, quotes and Bible verses on a daily basis (not to mention watch cute puppy videos), I think it’s important for us to get outside perspectives and encouragement, especially with life as challenging as it can be some days. Recently I saw a quote that really spoke to me:
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” Douglas Adams
I find this quote so interesting because it speaks the truth about so many of our life paths. Sometimes we’re really wrong about how to get from point A to point B (which is actually point F or G), and sometimes the path we take doesn’t bring us anywhere close to our intended destination. It can be really frustrating sometimes to walk the path of life, but I believe that our lives take the turns they take for a reason (sometimes because we screwed up), and with each new step on the path of life we take there’s an opportunity for us to learn something or do something or get closer to being the best person we can be.
I was also recently reminded that we’re human beings, not human doings. Yes, typically to become our best self there has to be actions taken, but as much as it’s about what we do with our lives, it’s more about the person we become through our life journey. Who are you being each day? Are you being someone you’re proud of or someone who is denying the help they need or someone who hurts others?
At the end of the day most of us want to be happy, fulfilled and loved. Some days we barely feel like we manage any of those, let alone all 3, but with a little more care, a little more focused effort, a little more teamwork, a little more wisdom, and a little more patience, I believe we all can end up not only where we need to be but also where we are very happy to be. What is your life path teaching you at this time?