I shared this trip with one of my dearest friends. We have been there for each other through thick, thin, fun and not so fun. I know that if I need Clayton he will be there for me and I for him. Sharing is the blessing of the love that is friendship.
I am blessed to have many many dear friends. Without their love, my life would not be the rich life it is. I am grateful. Period.
My plane is landing right now in New Orleans. Unscheduled stop this is. I should be in Houston boarding my plane to San Diego this very moment. Due to weather, I make an unscheduled stop to get fuel as Houston airport is closed at present. So the adventure continues. Where, when and how I am to get home is part of the journey. Sometimes it goes as planned and sometimes not.
I just finished watching the movie If I Stay on my iPad. Turns out this 99 cent rental is a good one. A message that I needed for this journey home. Yeah it’s a mushy movie with young love, tragedy and emotion. It’s what some would call a chick flick. Fearsome likes for me to cry a little. He likes the tears running through his strands. He chuckles when they drop off of him onto my shirt.
The message that I choose to take from the movie comes from an exchange between mother and daughter while they are doing the dishes. In the emotional exchange of motherly advice when her daughter is faced with two good choices in life, the mom tells her daughter it doesn’t really matter the choice you make, it’s that you make the choice. Either path will have good and bad. Either path will take you somewhere you wish to go. Neither choice is wrong. Make your choice and make the best of the choice you make.
She then states that life is messy, and that is the beauty of it. It’s an adventure, a journey. I believe that the happiness is in the journey, the fun is in the adventure. I believe if we stay stagnant and shy away from making choices then life becomes dull and unfulfilling. I needed this message today.
Being a contemplative beard I’m looking back at choices I have made in the past few years. I’ve made some good ones and some that I probably shouldn’t have. I’ve gained experience from all of the choices that I would have never had, had I not gone there. I’ve grown and would not be the man I am today without them. I’ve had good times, pain, blessings, stress and love. I am grateful for making the choices and the experiences I’ve had from making them.
I look forward to the choices coming in the future that will write the next chapters in this blessing I like to call my life.
Either I do, or I don’t. Neither answer is wrong as long as I make the best of what I choose.