Iâ€™m lost â€“ again!
Directions have always been a challenge for me. I canâ€™t tell north from south, east from west, and if I tell you to turn left, thatâ€™s your cue to turn right.
People have always made fun of me because I never know where I am or how I got there.
My new best friend is Alice â€“ my navigation system in my car. She usually gets me to where I want to go, but on occasion, even she gets lost.Â Today is one of those few times when she fails me.Â Somehow I detoured into a part of town I have never seen before.
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 life.
When I was 21, I had my whole life mapped out before me. Did it turn out the way I planned?Â NO!Â But by enjoying the detours along the way, I have found treasures I never imagined possible.
As some wise person once said (no, it wasnâ€™t me but I wish it was):
â€œA truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.â€
By the way, because of todayâ€™s detour, the bench in this photo became my office for the afternoon. Yes, because I got lost and decided to enjoy the journey, I found this lovely wooded trail along Lake Mendota in Madison, so I sat down and wrote this blog.Â Now I wonder if IÂ will ever find it again!!!
So you see, detours can be good â€“ and lacking a sense of direction can be a real adventure. What detours have turned out to be adventures in your life?