Sunday, July 14, 2013

You Must Let Go of the Life You've Planned

You are driving one day. You have somewhere to be. You are on a schedule and you've planned your day so that you know where you will be and what you will be doing each hour until bed. You will be on time. No, you will be early, but the road you'd planned to take is under construction, or flooded, or there's been an accident and you have no choice. There is a detour. Your road is closed. You don't know the other way to get to where you're going, so you're a little frantic. You're mad. You curse. You try to drive down the closed road anyway but you end up having to turn back around and now you're late and you're really angry now, plus you're lost. You follow the detour because there's no other choice and you keep driving because there's still somewhere you know you have to be. You drive down roads you've never been on before, still following the detour signs, not really trusting them, but what other option do you have? But you're still mad. You mutter to yourself about the state always working on the roads and never getting anything fixed. You have a few choice words for reckless drivers who cause accidents that hold everyone up. You're sure that now you're hopelessly late. Then, following the road you've been rerouted down, you turn, you come down a hill and you see it. An entire field of sunflowers all in bloom. They are stunning. All those dark faces with their yellow crowns as far as you can see and what matters now is not the detour you had to take, but that it brought you here.


Mrs. Qball said...

Wow. Thank you. I needed that today.

Mrs. Qball said...

Wow. Thank you. I needed that today. Let go and let God.


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