A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
― Helen Keller
An Unexpected Turn in the Road
I have been thinking a lot lately about life and the unexpected turns that are thrown in our paths. Everyone has encountered these seemingly crazy twists that are thrown our way. And of course, when I have one that turns my life topsy turvy, I think that my fork in the road is monumental. No one in the world could be going through what I must endure. I throw myself a huge pity party and pitch a tent so I can wallow a bit. Reality hits when I begin to see that there are others out there with their own unexpected twists and turns in life and I am humbled by the strength and fortitude in which they meet their own challenges. My unexpected turn in the road begins to fade with insignificance…perspective regained.
My beautiful older sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. The courage and grace she has met this challenge with is a beautiful thing to behold. I see her strength and determination to tackle whatever comes her way and it infuses me with courage to face my petty battles.
We all have challenges; some big and some small. When that unexpected turn in the road comes your way…it is okay to take a moment to wallow, then grab ahold of a little perspective, put your big girl panties on and move forward with grace and determination. You may be the inspiration someone else needs to keep going with their own unexpected turn in the road.
PS…I love you sis. You are my inspiration.
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