Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Will Only Pass This Way But Once!

Today's Blog is going to be a little different. We're not going to go into the Wine Cave. We're going to sit outside on the concrete bench and relish the warm sunshine and talk about 'Roads'.  You know, there are all kinds of roads. There are concrete roads, asphalt roads, shell roads and dirt roads. There are long roads and short roads and narrow roads. Today, however, we're going to talk about a different kind of road. Our road has a definite beginning, but an 'uncertain' ending. Just like all those roads, above, our road has its share of potholes and detours. There are plenty of cross-roads and, sometimes, it's not very well marked or lit. As those other roads, we share our road with many different people. Our road is paved with "mistakes, good intentions, trials, tribulations, good deeds, hopes, failed dreams, heartache, passion, love and countless other pavers". It is our individual..."Road of Life"!
When we're near the beginning of our Road of Life, it seems that our road goes on forever. All that matters is what makes us happy and prosperous. As we move further along our Road of Life, we slowly become aware that there are countless other roads that parallel, intersect or diverge from our road. As we near its end, we tend to stop and ponder our Road of Life. Was it a good road? Was it a bad road? Is it too late to make repairs? Today, we're going to talk about making repairs to our Road of Life.
If we've treated each other badly, let's shake hands and apologize. If we have been thoughtless, let's become thoughtful of each other's feelings. If we have been dishonest with each other, let's pledge to always be honest and above board. If we have ignored those souls with less fortune, let's reach out our helping hand. If we have frowned too often, let's smile much more. If we have been an island unto ourselves, let's become a river for all mankind.
We must remember that we cannot go back over any part of our Road of Life. The part that we have already walked will always remain in our past. Our Road of Life could end at any time. Although "We Will Only Pass This Way But Once", it is 'Never' too late to make repairs.
I'm glad that the sun is shining. I've got a few repairs to make. How about you?

'Salute and Happy Days'

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