Every day on my way home from teaching, I come to two paths. One is stone, easy to walk on but uneven. The other is grassy, an uneven surface but muddy.
A sudden storm came through the city today, lighting up the afternoon sky and rolling thunder, scaring me and the kids in class! Luckily, when I left for home, the rain had stopped, leaving a freshness in the air but a wet walk.
When I came to the path, I pondered which to take. Do I take the stone path and avoid the mud but possibly slipping on the wet stone? Or do I take the muddy path and get dirty, but avoid slipping?
As I made my way home, this thought kept creeping into my mind. Had I taken the safer path in my life, would it have been as exciting as my life is now?
There are times in our life that choosing the safe path is the best thing to do for ourselves. But then there are other times that its okay to take the riskier path just to see what happens.
The question is ~ what if you decide to turn around and never take either path? What if you decide that you would rather go the long (and safe) way to your destination?
Life is what we make of it. Choosing the path that is right for you is something only you can figure out. Be a risk taker sometimes ~ take that unknown path and see where it leads you. The future is yours!!
So are you wondering which path I took?? I took the grass path ~ uneven surface with lots of mud. I felt like a kid again, getting muddy, and enjoying the walk. I always try to choose the path that will make me happiest!