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Life Is a Journey


Saturday, July 06, 2013

I look back over my life and find it incredible how my likes, dislikes, philosophy, wants, needs—well, everything has changed over the years. It reminds me so much of taking a trip.

As you travel (on a trip) you have good roads with smooth sailing. You have hills to climb and vales to rest in. You pass through many communities and see many people busy about their activities. Sometimes you have a direction to go and feel an urgency to get there; other times you slow down, loiter, and enjoy the scenery. You have muddy roads that bog you down, and you might even have to have help to get out of the bog. Or you might be the one that stops to help a stranger in need.

We watch people drive into the various communities and wonder what life was like there. What makes many of them happy? Why are some so sad? Then we reach the end of our journey and we, too, leave the highways for a community.

Just because we are no longer on the road doesn't make the road stop, nor does it make us no longer a person. We're just rewarded for having completed the trip. And we can enjoy the family we haven't seen for years, and continue to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings.

So it is with life. We travel along the road of life with similar hills, vales, smooth sailing, muddy roads—and then we reach our final destination. The road is still there and we still exist, but we are no longer traveling along that road. We have our peace and rest. But leaving the road didn't make us cease to be who we are. We're just rewarded for having completed the trip. And we can enjoy the family we haven't seen for years, and continue to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings.

Yes, life goes on beyond the veil of death. My dear, dear friends, we mourn when we lose a loved one, but he/she just completed their trip and left the road , they didn't quit existing.

And neither do we.
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LINDAKAY228 7/7/2013 10:34AM

    Great blog. I always say that it's not about the destination, but the journey and our lives are sure a journey. Good times, bad times, mediocre times, it's all part of the journey! Glad to hear from you!

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BEECHWOOD3 7/6/2013 8:49PM

    Well said!

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DIXIENC 7/6/2013 8:03PM

    Dear Nina...Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with all of us.... emoticon

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JEANSHEP2 7/6/2013 1:55PM

    Nina, such beautiful words and so well stated. You can do it, girl, and I know you have made your future secure by making the move you did. And with such great thoughts, you cannot lose. God bless you.

Great blog!

Jean

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NASFKAB 7/6/2013 1:25PM

  such a beautiful insightful blog thanks for writing it

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IDLETYME 7/6/2013 12:55PM

    What a beautiful blog. Lots for us to think about. I'm so happy to hear from you. Have you completed your move? Hope you are healthy and happy!
Enjoy your weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MOM1014 7/6/2013 12:53PM

    So very well said. Nina. And so very true. Thanks for putting it into words.
Hugs,
Lee

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PEEDLE 7/6/2013 12:29PM

    Nina,
So good of you to share your thoughts. And so very enlightening!
You've given us much to think about, and I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Thank you for a great blog.
Mary lou

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MARIANTONIA2 7/6/2013 12:20PM

    How true, Nina. Great insight.

Marian

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MOMMADOT630 7/6/2013 10:10AM

    Wonderful insight Nina! As our journey continue it can be joyous. A very good blog.

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HELEN_BRU 7/6/2013 8:34AM

    And at times I think it's the lessons we learn along the road that keep us going. . .

Good blog, Nina! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 7/6/2013 7:41AM

    AMEN!
So right on target!

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