Detour Ahead

Optimism Thought of the Week

For Sunday, September 20, 2015

Detour Ahead

By Glennel Hardy



Yesterday as I preparing to take my walk on my normal route, I noticed a few yards in front of me a sign that said “Detour Ahead.”  I looked beyond the sign and noticed that the sidewalk was closed, and the only way to get around the construction, was to walk on the other side of the street and change course.

Taking notice of the construction I understood why it was important for me to change course. If I were to continue down my usual path, and bypassed the warning sign, it could have led to a serious injury.  Later after reflecting on it I realized that taking a different route was not as troublesome as I had imagined.

In life we’re constantly coming across signs that force us to change course. It’s for certain that we generally have our own set paths, and dreams, but along life’s highway, were forced at times to detour. When we are forced to detour it educates us on a new way of doing things, to become an even better person than we are today.

Detours are necessary although at the same time it places an unwelcomed interruption on our daily lives. Once we change course from the path we’re most familiar with, it opens up new roads that we have yet traveled. New roads leads to new opportunities.




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