Thoughts And A Quote

English: Agraulis vanillae butterfly.

English: Agraulis vanillae butterfly. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can say that I am crazy for quotes. In them, I find nuggets of inspiration and wisdom, unvarnished by the negativity and distorted thinking that life can bring. They are gentle reminders of truths that lay dormant in our hearts. A good quote can instantly connect us to that place within us, where there is no fear or doubt–only hope, faith and the certainty that all is as it should be and all will be well.

As I read the following quote, I felt a familiarity and a deep inner knowing.

“You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful–or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.” ~ Unknown

After reading it, I thought, “Yes, the passage of time is the safe harbor that shelters us and safely holds each of those seemingly inexplicable moments, until it is ready to reveal to us, the answers that we’ve longed to hear.” Only then, can we appreciate the full import of our journey, and like the butterfly, our lives be transformed as we were intended to live. Moreover, even though we might not realize it, there is a reason for most of what we encounter on our journey.

On this Friday, may your weekend be either a time of rest or relaxation or a time to enjoy your time with friends, hiking or other activities that the work week does not allow Whatever you do, be safe.