“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Martin Buber
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that the person looking back would just look away. As I work through this journey of improvement and change I’m finding that it requires a great deal of grace and forgiveness. For others, yes, but for myself as well. Today I had to give myself a little grace and remember that mistakes happen, even when we have the best of intentions. An appointment that I was really excited and prepared for took an unfortunate turn when I allowed my insecurities to get the best of me. While it was not a complete failure I still knew that I had let myself down.
As I drove home feeling sorry for myself I remembered that I had not taken my picture for today. Fortunately, I drive by a state park every day and was getting close. As I glanced in the direction of the park I caught a glimpse of sunshine darting in and out of the trees and I noticed an instant lift in my spirit and could not wait to get the entrance of the park. I barely made it inside the park when I saw my shot. Forgetting my desire to wallow in self pity, I took several pictures, drove all the way though the park (took me all of five minutes), turned around and came back to this spot.
Surrounded by beautiful silence and the dazzling sun, I reminded myself that a journey is not about the destination. It’s the steps we take along the way. Slowly but surely, one baby step at a time, I’m finding my way.