the road less travelled

taiana giefer

walking and walking and walking may seem to have no sense at all sometimes. truth is, this is all you have to do in life. walk and walk and walk some more. why would you give up on your dreams? why would you stop? make baby steps but keep walking. take a deep breath, take a nap, cover your moves in silence when you lose your voice, but keep walking.

we are so scared sometimes. we are scared to go where we want. as John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote,   For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!".
and we are so afraid of so many things. we would find a million reasons to stop and none to move on. we get stuck on things that didn't work like we wanted because we had envisioned them in a certain way, we get stuck on people who wanted to leave us because we are stubborn and think it's fair to ask from some people what they cannot or want to offer, we get stuck in the house because of a rainy day instead of going outside to enjoy life and an incredibly beautiful autumn day!

keep on walking, that's really ALL you need to do. remember, this is a journey and there is no destination so you have to enjoy every step and every bit of it. don't worry if nothing seems to make sense now and do not fear when you feel lost. just keep on walking. keep on walking even when you feel you don't know the direction for your next step. you just have to follow your heart and walk, sometimes blind-folded. but just keep on walking. and you know why?

because eventually everything connects.

What's the risk of losing it all?

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To think we run the risk of losing it all means believing we have the right to get everything. But nothing is ours for granted just as nothing worth having comes easily. And this is why we should not blame life for whatever is happening around us, we should not blame rain when it falls down, we should not blame people who simply aren't right for us, we should not blame change when it's happening, we should not blame autumn when it's cold.

We have the opportunity to create so much out of nothing. Earth creates everything out of nothing. I planted some lemon seeds a while ago. They are small trees now, growing. You can plant a love seed and watch it grow. You can plant a forgiveness seed and watch it grow. You can plant an idea and watch it develop into your wildest and most beautiful dream, finally come true.

You can sometimes plant a smile and end up with a great relationship. Plant honesty and kindness and see where that leads you. You won't be disappointed, I promise. We have nothing and we have it all. We have it here already, all these mornings, all these beautiful friends, family members, significant others. We have all the seasons, all the days in a week and yet we have nothing.

Future isn't infinite, present is. Make the best out of it. Plant the seed of happiness in yourself and watch it grow. In the end, you become what you believe. And remember, there is no such risk as losing it all.