A long road ahead

The busy lives we live are approached day by day, and little do we acknowledge the worst case scenerio we may uncontrollably encounter at any given time. We all get into our cars, and we drive whatever road we have to take to get to where we are going–to essentially "check-off" another item on our daily agendas. We hear all of the time about the unpleasant and most certainly tragic stories of each innocent life taken, and we ache at the thought of it happening to us. We shouldn't live our life every day agonizing about death; but we can certainly handle the idea of our flourishing existence, right?

Slowly the day comes to an end, and I wonder what my purpose is. I think: Why am I still here? Most days I reflect on and salute to every task checked off, or completed, and all the glowing and rememberable highlights of the day. I review exactly what wasn't accomplished, and assume I will pick up where I left off…tomorrow. I think about how fast the day goes, how short life seems to be; yet how long the road ahead actually is. I often wonder…Why am I still here?

I commute long distances every single day so theoretically speaking, aren't my chances of death just a tad bit higher? They say when we enter our vehicles we assume the risk. We assume it. We know it's possible, but we chance it anyway.

And here I am. Wondering what life has in store for me. What type of road will I have to take to get to where I want to be? I guess I'll find out. In the meantime, I'm savoring every breath. I am pushing through each and every day–riding out the hardships and rising above my failures. I thank the Gods for my precious life. Each time I pull into my driveway, I say to myself: "here's to another day" and I silently communicate my thanks to whoever is listening. 

I must have a purpose, and although I have yet to figure it out, it surely awaits. As long as I'm pulling into my driveway, my purpose awaits.

 

18 thoughts on “A long road ahead

  1. As I sat this morning to drink my coffee and do my morning devotional, God showed me the need to be thankful in all things and how it can truly transform my life. I have found that the closer my relationship with the Lord becomes, the greater my purpose becomes too. I too have thought about time and how quickly it goes and if I am soaking it all up or letting it pass by. The days go by so fast, and I wonder what all I missed. Thank you for writing this โค

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    1. Yes Kristen Yes! We should be thankful for every breath. The closer we get to true happiness, the closer we are at discovering our purpose. God can surely help us along the journey to happiness. Sadly the days do go by so fast, but we should savor every waking day. Thanks for reading!

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  2. I, too, practice gratitude for the good I feel every day. It’s not always easy. This weekend everything I touched seemed to break or bend in some yucky way–expectations unmet. Plans cancelled. Discord with a loved one. But, the sun shone. The wind whistled through the branches of a gorgeous maple tree. I ate a yummy egg roll. . . sometimes little things are the ones I cherish most when the yucky looms large. Thank you for being another light, seeing the world for what it is: wondrous and weird and filled with possibility.

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    1. Interesting thought. Even though we experience bad days, or do not meet our expectations of the day doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. The sun still shines, just like you said. It really is the little things that mean the most. Like, waking up to our favorite juice poured over ice, or being kissed in the middle of the night for no reason. The world can be cruel, and unfair, but we are what we make of it. If we respond with negativity, we are just that. Negative. Thanks for sharing your view point, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I know! It sucks when our day goes to waste. Honestly, life just flies right on by. We are all here for a purpose and we should take it one day at a time. Soon enough we’ll understand our reason for living a “long” life.

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    1. Amen! It’s so true, though. It’s amazing, really. Life is truly beautiful and we are blessed to see every waking day. Some aren’t so lucky, but that’s just the way life is. For those of us who are still thriving, we need to believe it’s for a reason. Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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