You know something? I heard this saying for the first time from someone who is no longer in my life. In fact, she provided it for some very different reasons than what I ended up using it for…
That being said, it became one of the guiding expressions I’ve used throughout my journey in this life. And I still do.
One of the things I enjoy the most is looking back at my journey through life thus far and recognizing how things have played out contrary to how I thought they might.
Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that changed my life. Although I should have remained friends and stayed in contact with almost three dozen people, time and distance put a rather quick stop to all of that. I never forgot any of them or the journey we shared together, but it nevertheless didn’t prevent that separation.
We don’t always understand the reason behind why some things happen. It would be fantastic if we had those answers as it might make it easier to get through some of the more difficult aspects of life, but it simply doesn’t happen that way.
It’s only now, at the intersection of that ten year journey, that I get a chance to reflect and take notice of the new friendships I never would have started if my path hadn’t taken me to the here and now. I’ve always been the kind of person who doesn’t believe in regrets.
Sometimes, it’s best just to sit back and enjoy the ride. It allows for the possibilities that one may not have considered. Strangers becomes confidants, false acquaintances fall away like sand in the wind and teachers become friends. It doesn’t always make sense, but it all balances out. ☯