The journey begins right here…


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Reflection for today:

The mountain is high and the river is wide. We can’t go around them as it adds miles to our journey so what do we do? We dam the river and build an airplane to fly over the mountain.

 

There is an old adage that the journey of 1000 steps begins with the first step. The problem with the adage is that in reality the journey begins with a direction, then a plan to get there, then 1000 steps. Any journey of 1000 steps gets you no where. 1000 steps is about 1/2 a mile. You can walk in an infinitely increasing loop and end up where you started (or within the 12 feet of a GPS signal). In as much as the journey as it is the destination.

The length of that journey is less important when you consider the destination. Coming up in the next two months are the business family traveling seasons of the year. Thanksgiving where you go home to see your loved ones and Christmas/New Year where you do the same thing. The destination then is home. Or a place that may have been home at one time. Or a place where your family lives now that was never home for you. The destination in that case is family.

There are other journeys we take. The infamous journey of self-discovery is the largest single section in the book store (or so it seems to me). We have career paths and we of course consider that a journey. We have our spiritual journey’s that take us to where we are comfortable with what we believe. We have a personal health journey. We have the journey wrapped around our children.

In the end we have many journey’s that encompass many more than 1000 steps each. None of them require that first step be taken but to get to the destination you have to take that first step.

I prefer the Mary Poppins version of this “well begun is half done.”

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