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I've been doing alot of cycling this week...perhaps I'm in a rut, but I'm really loving it right now!
Our neighborhood has lots of peaceful wooded bike paths. It's where I do my best thinking, get a little exercise, and prepare myself for busy days.
Today on the trail, I was enjoying the cool morning air. Loving the freedom of a few minutes away from a "to-do" list. Zipping along past all the trees that will soon be covered in bright Autumn leaves. I turned a corner and BOOM, I saw it.
A HUGE truck.
A truck.... in "my" woods?
What on earth is a giant truck doing here?
The neighbors are having trees removed from their backyard.
All I care about at the moment is trying to find a way around this truck.
There is no way.
No point in even trying to creep around the sides.
I have to turn around.
How many times in our lives are we zipping along.... everything going as planned.... when we suddenly come to an obstacle? Maybe it's someone telling us we can't meet a goal. Perhaps it's the loss of a job. Maybe it is losing someone we dearly love. Or maybe it's just little things... forgetting an important ingredient for a recipe and it's time to cook dinner ... an unexpected phone call when you are rushing out the door... an internet connection that goes down at the wrong time.
How do you handle obstacles?
Do you carefully try to work your way through the situation? (If that truck had been 1 foot shorter, I would have surely tried to squeeze my way past.)
Do you look for a new route that will still take you to your destination? You will need to make changes and the route will take longer, but you still get where you want to go.
Do you turn around and go back to your starting point? Giving up for a while. Possibly trying the journey another day?
I found a new route today. It took a little longer. It took me past beautiful new sights. I found a new way to reach the pretty lake I wanted to see.
Are you facing obstacles this week? Life can be really hard sometimes! Remember to breathe, get enough rest, and focus on one day at a time. And if you are enjoying a moment when life is really good and things are going smoothly, take a little time to check on your friends and see if they need some extra encouragement.
Hope you all have a wonderful day! I am thankful for each and every one of you!
p.s. If you are just hearing about our challenge, click here to see how it all started. We are finding time to exercise. Basically, just taking a few moments to get outside and move. Everyone is invited and you are welcome to leave a note to let us know how things are going!