Celebrate the Journey

The older I get, the more I've come to realize that life is all about the journey, the experiences we have, the people we encounter, and those we choose to walk with at different points along the way.  It's not an easy path, but it isn't just "one damned thing after another" either. The roads has its ups and downs, and certainly it's share of hairpin curves, but in retrospect it's an amazing adventure! 
I've mentioned my little piece of granite rock before, on which is written "Life is not a problem to solve, it is a mystery to experience."  It's one of the few possessions I've had with me for the past forty years.  Sometimes I forget the message.  I get so caught up in the problems and the worries and the things I think I need to fix, that I forget I am a child of the Great Fixer, and everything is in His hands.  I have no doubt He walks with me, He always has and always will. 
When looking for a illustration for this post, I found the quote above and loved it. So true!  Take a few moments to make a mental list of some of the wonderful people you've met in life thus far. It's amazing how many quickly come to mind. A treasure chest of memories, learning, laughter and love! Do celebrate your journey, celebrate each birthday and embrace each new chapter.  Remember always that the road you are on will eventually lead you Home.
I'm linking up with Patricia's blog hop
In Other Words
 where the creative writing prompt this week is the following quotation:
"Stop worrying about the potholes in the
road and celebrate the journey"
- Barbara Hoffman


  1. It can be difficult to remember in the day to day grind, but it's nice to have reminders like yours!

  2. Wonderful! We do too often forget it is the living, not the inanimate things that make the journey a joy And that it is a journey we are on an adventure...we have not arrived at the destination. The illustration you chose is perfect. We would all do well to remember it. Thanks for adding to In Other Words. Always a pleasure "seeing" you.


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