Where Am I and How Did I Get Here?

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I have a terrible sense of direction. Seriously, if I tell you to turn left, without a doubt, you should turn right. North, south, east, west – I honestly have no clue.

People have always made fun of me because I never know where I am or how I got there, so now my new best friend is Alice – my navigation system. She usually gets me to where I want to go, but on occasion, even she gets lost. Today is one of those few times when she fails me. Somehow, I ended up about ten miles away from my destination.

I used to beat myself up over my lack of direction, but over the years I have learned to enjoy the detours along the way, both on the road and in my life.

When I was 21, I had my whole life mapped out. Did it turn out the way I planned? NO! But by enjoying the detours along the way, I have found treasures I never imagined possible.

One wise Amish Proverb says: “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”

By the way, because of today’s detour, this photo became my office for the afternoon. Yes, because I got lost and decided to enjoy the journey, and I ended up at Picnic Point in Madison, Wisconsin, so I sat down on a bench and wrote this blog.

So, you see, detours can be good – and lacking a sense of direction can be a real adventure. So now I try to just roll with it. You never know where it may lead you.

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End of Summer? Not Yet!!!

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Everyone is bemoaning the end of summer. I hear it on the radio, read it on social media and even watch the endless videos that are shown on the news. First of all, I refuse to accept it – not yet. There are still many warm days ahead of us and many hours of sunshine to enjoy outside before the bitter cold arrives (at least here in the Midwest).

So yesterday I sat down and made a list of everything I want to do before I figuratively throw in the towel on summer. Here’s just a few of them:

  • I’m going to eat my meals outside as much as I possibly can – with every opportunity that comes my way
  • Take my brother on a “date” to one of the cute little towns close to his home so we can stroll the streets and window shop
  • Go for a walk to Picnic Point and pack a lunch to enjoy one last picnic

And that’s just for starters. If you notice, my list is quite basic and not expensive, but it’s often the things we postpone and put off until another time because we are just too busy. Well, the weather is here to remind you that your time is now limited for all those outside activities. Make your own list – then make the TIME to really enjoy the end of summer. Don’t wait another year, or another weekend, to do the things you love. What will you put on your list???

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