In our mind’s eye, we will see the road ahead. When we do, we perceive our direction, our future and any events that we believe might occur.
In the past few months I have been undergoing many changes, challenges and visits from family and friends. It has been an amazing time. All of these events have reminded me of kinder, gentler times. As I look back, I am reminded once again that the road ahead can appear one way and it turns out to be quite different. Regardless, we have no option but to move forward in our life. We can either resist the changes that happen, or embrace each of life’s challenges as they happen, see the beauty in the inevitable changes in our life and make them a positive where ever we can.
As all of these changes, challenges and events have occurred, and continue to happen, an old Irish poem comes to mind.
The Road Ahead
“An Old Irish Blessing”
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
It’s a lovely sentiment. As I look at the road ahead in my life, this simple poem brings me peace. It reminds me that the road ahead will be as it should be. I just need to enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.
How do you see the road ahead in your life? Have you ever had one of those moments when nostalgia just comes over you and makes you think?
Life’s journey continues…