A fork in the road

we may not have arrived at the fork in the road by choice right now, but we still have control over which path we choose.

A fork in road: a metaphor, based on a literal expression, for a deciding moment in life or history when a major choice of options is required.

We’ve certainly all heard that phrase before but have you thought that this is actually where we are currently at as a global community?

Most of the time, the big deciding moments seem to come by choice through a growth period and we need to decide whether we want to continue on one path that may not be right for us anymore but is relatively comfortable or take a new, uncharted path that may seem pretty scary. Not this time. Enter: covid. I believe we’ve all been forced upon the literal fork in the road. Nobody asked for this and it’s very different for everyone but, here we are… together, with decisions to be made.

Friends, no matter how you think things should move forward as a society, the ONE THING you can actually control is how YOU move forward. Are you dwelling on the thoughts like “I just want to get back to normal”? I hate to break it to you but I do believe our old “normal” is gone for good. Some things will be forever changed when we come out of this.

So, that leaves us with the question of what do we want moving forward? What pockets of joy can you find in the NOW that you want to keep when things “open up” again? If you’re having trouble finding anything good right now, start with the simple stuff. After you’ve focused in on the small things that are gifts right now you can widen your focus to find more of the good. Even if you can’t see it yet, I promise it’s there.

WHO do you want to be? WHAT do you want more of? What are some things better left in the past? You, and you alone, have the power to decide the answer to these questions. It starts with you… the only thing you can control. Which path will you take?

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