When Life Throws you a Curve ...

... you can stand there dazed, angry, or upset, asking, why me (us)? Or you can take a swing, using a different technique, still hoping for that home run in the field of dreams.

Life doesn't always go as we mapped it out. Sometimes we have to take a detour. But backroads are usually more intersting than super highways, don't you think? It may take longer to get where we're going, but the journey will be colorful and ripe with adventures. It's all in the attitude.

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." ~~John F. Kennedy

Comments

Caro said…
As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

Good post.
Tori Lennox said…
It isn't the backroads I mind (I love backroads), it's the car breaking down on the side of the road. ;)
Beth, the backroads are where all the good stuff happens. So often in life we get so focused on the goal (or the end) we forget to enjoy the journey and all the little side-paths that seem to lead nowhere, but really enrich us.

In the end, the journey is all we have. There's no promise of reaching the goal. Only the end. LOL. And the journey is what we get to take with us.

Will I take copies of my books into the ether? No. But I will get to take the memories of the people I met and spoke with and laughed with and loved because I chose this profession.

If you're at a crossroad, close your eyes, click your ruby red slippers, and choose a path. Hell, you can always turn back. But you can't always find that backroad again!

Best to you, my friend.
Beth Ciotta said…
Wonderful quote, Caro. How true! Thank you for sharing.

Yes, Tori, but while awaiting repairs you could meet someone interesting, adding to your adventure. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Oh, Ann. What beautiful insight. You touched my heart, and I'm quite sure others benefitted from your wonderful words as well. Thank you, my friend. :) Clicking my ruby slippers!
Alison Kent said…
Hang in there, my friend!
Anna Lucia said…
I can't possibly add anything better to what Ann said, so I'll just say I'm thinking of you, and whatever this detour is, I hope it leads to good things.
Tori Lennox said…
Well, there is that.... :)
Jordan Summers said…
What's for you won't go by you. Hang in there. (((Hugs)))
Beth Ciotta said…
Alison, Anna, and Jordan--I'm feelin' the love. :) Thanks my friends. All's well.
Bethany said…
Detours are sometimes the better path right? :-)

I'm fond of deep cleansing breaths and just starting, one step at a time.
It's all about the attitude.

I couldn't help but think of Robert Frost's "The Road less traveled." Sometimes the journey is what we make it.
Maureen said…
the good old when life throws you lemons at you, make lemonade.

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.-Ivy Baker

tossing my friend Mr Lincoln at you again.

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

who knows what that bump in the road or detour is supposed to teach us but if we don't live it to the fullest we will never know.
Beth Ciotta said…
Bethany, Mechele and Maureen--Excellent advice ladies!Thank you for sharing and brightening my day. :)
Anonymous said…
All I can offer is that somehow it all works out in the end, though I've come to learn, it doesn't always work out the way you planned... Life's funny that way. Trust in yourself and all will be well. All the best Beth! LB
Beth Ciotta said…
Thanks, LB. I hear ya! I am indeed currently trusting in myself and the universe. :)

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