|Around the bend...|
"...I’ve discovered life’s next adventure is waiting just around the bend... "
As I entered the mouth of the canyon on my return trip home this weekend, I paused to capture a few frames of the autumn colors on the mountainside. I made my way down a small incline and followed a rutted dirt road until I was near the railroad tracks. As I captured this shot of the bend in the track, it struck me how much life is like that.
We don't always know what is around the bend. We must simply take the chance that whatever we meet when we turn that corner will add dimension to our lives. Sometimes what lies around the bend tests our very mettle with struggles that are hard to comprehend. Other times we are met with unexpected happiness, new friendships, and opportunities.
We cannot predict what will happen if we continue on, but continue we must if we want to progress. If we remain rooted to the spot, fearing what is unknown we are left in the dust as life passes us by. What matters most is having the courage to follow life's path through it's twists and turns, it's straightaways and bends to our ultimate destination.
I'm finally learning this for myself and it is both scary and exhilarating. I can't wait to see what is around the next bend....