Life is a dance. Life is an obstacle course. Life is a highway…
Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There’s a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitate
To break down the garden gate
There’s not much time left today
Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you’re going my way
I wanna drive it all night long
I have been dancing, jumping obstacles, falling down, getting back up, making wrong turns and redirecting myself.
There have been a number of different events this past week, some came to an end and others just started. I had made some poor choices earlier in the month and caused some undue stress to myself and my family over this past week. Of course, my old subby could completely justify why I had made those choices weeks ago, but I told her to be quiet. At the end of the day, I was (am) responsible for the inaction and I created the end result of stress and disappointment for myself and family.
“I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.”
This affirmation came to be from reading one of our MKMMA member’s blogs. I thought how timely and just what I need at this time to make things right with my inner world and outer world.
AND Tom Cochrane’s song “Life Is a Highway” came flooding into my head. As I heard the song playing loudly in my head I smiled and said “Yup, I am on a journey. On a highway. Some times it is a straight ride. And other times there are detours.”
“I persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his [hers], by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm…I build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, complete any undertaking.” (Mandino, Scroll III)
It definitely is in these moments of real life events that what I am learning in MKMMA becomes crucial. It is my chance to apply the knowledge, because knowledge does not apply itself. In applying the knowledge, more of the cement drops away and authenticity shines. Let’s keep riding that highway, detours and all!