If you have been reading my posts, you know that my friend Clara and I go to the gym two to three mornings a week. We are usually with the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday crowd. Those are the days that the track traffic goes counter-clockwise. When we started going to the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we were thrown off-balance by the track traffic being directed clockwise! It felt wrong to go the other way. We have had quite a few consecutive clockwise days that we didn’t even notice the direction we were walking this morning. Neither of us mentioned it. I guess we have gotten used to the change of direction.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu
My youngest daughter had problems changing directions when she was a baby. That little stinker would set her sights on some piece of trouble and head towards it like a choo choo train. She never heard my “No, no, no’s.” She stayed firm on her tracks and headed in the direction of her goal. It was like moving a train onto another alternative set of tracks to steer that baby away from trouble. She stubbornly fought any attempts of mine to change her direction.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
We are still trying to pull together the loose ends so that we can get Amanda moved out to her own apartment. There are some issues that are giving me some negative vibes. Oh – we will still get her moved out. I haven’t chickened out! But I think we might have to go in a different direction. We are at one of those proverbial forked roads and I am struggling with which direction to choose. I need to decide quickly. I’ve been asking God for a little help and a little direction.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn
Well, I will sleep on it and hope for enlightenment tomorrow. It makes me dizzy to try to weigh the pros and cons of the two directions I am considering. It’s times like these that I wish they had post-it-notes in heaven so God could leave me a note to wake up to! Or He could mapquest it for me … I mean … seriously …. how do I get ready for this trip of moving Amanda out if I don’t know for certain what road to take? I need some direction here!
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer