Re-Post from Boaz; Life Throws a Curve
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Life Throws a Curve… by Boaz;
So, there I was, driving my rental car out of the parking lot at the Ashville, North Carolina airport.
When driving any distance from an airport, for a speaking engagement, I always look at the options on the GPS system – do I want to take the shortest distance or choose the most use of highways.
In this case, the shortest distance to Highlands showed 59 miles. The most use of highways was 88 miles. That’s quite a difference. Thus, I chose the shortest distance.
What I should have noted was the GPS reading for the time it would take for either option.
Thus, I headed down the shortest path. How many times in life have we all found that the shortest path toward a goal is not always the most productive?
Highlands sits as the crowning jewel on the Southern plateau of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina.
As I began my drive, down the shortest route, I soon realized that the beautiful road I was on involved many curves. Climbing up toward the Eastern Continental Divide, just before Highlands, began to take more time than I had envisioned.
Driving through small towns, with all the stop lights, I began to feel a little agitated because I had possibly made the wrong decision in my choice of routes. The longer route, with the most use of highways, began to look as if it would have been a better choice.
Life had thrown me a whole bunch of curves. And then it dawned on me.
Here I was, driving down one of the most beautiful roads in America, and I was missing the beauty around me. Was I in a rush to get to The Old Edwards Inn in Highlands? No, I wasn’t speaking until the next morning.
Thus, I decided to cool my jets and enjoy the amazing landscape around me. There were breathtaking mountain vistas, mesmerizing waterfalls, and wooded forests. I found myself slowing down and appreciating every curve. Life had thrown me many of them that evening and I almost missed the magic.
If life throws us a curve this week, why don’t we slow down and see if there’s magic around the corner. Sometimes we don’t see the forest for the trees.
You are special. You are unique. You are destined for greatness! Have a powerful day!
A Slow-Down Affirmation
I slow down and appreciate the magic that is around me.
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