If you don't do something
at least twice,
it just isn't any fun.
you did not read anything about removing the key from the ignition.
Oh yes, I did.........sigh.
I prayed. Yes, I remembered to do that....
Yes, in the past they would have done me in...... but not now.
or lure you
or fool you
or just knock your legs
from under you.
and the spiritual
all mixed in a jumble.
you must be strong
and quick about it,
and get back up
and keep on walking.
don't want to walk anymore.
Delays are usually clever enough
to cause you to feel lost for a long while.
They make you want to
choose a different, smoother road....
and a more
(or possibly less)
They are as common
as forgotten keys in ignitions and
as unique as grandchildren.
But they are still delays.
And they are,
ordained by God.
will not help...
is not helpful...
We all need rest.
We all need time to heal.
But, what if you are still on the path and you just don't think you can see it anymore?
What if the forest is dense and the gloominess is barely letting the light in?
Happiness is not a trustworthy path-indicator.
Happiness is not the promise.
Joy is the promise.
Joy keeps walking...crawling...
maybe not quickly....
maybe not smiling on the outside.
Listening to the Shepherd ahead on the path, calling...
promising never to leave you alone.
And if you are in a place where you just.....can't.....go.....on.....?
....the me nobody knows ....is known... and is loved by the Creator of the Universe.