Happy Monday! A new week has begun. I hope you’re rested and ready to tackle whatever comes your way! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join me for a few minutes.
“Once upon a time there were two travelers. Each of them had traveled alone for quite awhile…sometimes alone, other times in the company of others. Both travelers carried heavy loads on their backs, stopping now and again to put them down for a rest. As fate would have it, their paths crossed one day.
“At first, it was simply wonderful to have companionship on the road. The journey seemed less arduous. Now, upon resting, there was someone to talk to. As time went on, they began to share what was in the packs. The rocks in the packs had been picked up over many years…some of them were large and quite heavy. From time to time, they would encourage each other to throw out a rock or two. It felt great to be rid of excess weight, and to realize it was not necessary to keep lugging it along. From time to time, they took turns carrying both loads to give the other a rest.
“One day, the road became very rocky. Now it was necessary to step carefully to avoid tripping. Suddenly, the conversation became about how difficult the journey had become. Laughter happened less often. It seemed that each was always pointing out how bowed over the other was under the heavy pack. Once in awhile, they added rocks to the other person’s bag. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they’d catch each other picking up new rocks to add to their own bag.”
Burdens. We all have them. Do we hold onto them unnecessarily? Do we share them with one another without adding more? Is it easier to look at what’s holding us back then to just move forward?
Until next week, be blessed,