A short thought I want to share with you today is about Journeys. And I start by quoting Bilbo Baggins (do I really need to tell you who that is?)
It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
Journeys are dangerous business indeed. The problem with us human beings isn’t danger, though. It’s fear. Most of the time, it is in our nature to go looking for trouble, danger, and bad news. So no, our problem with taking on a journey is usually fear.
But since today’s topic is journeys, and not fear, I would like to take the opportunity to encourage you in whatever journey/s you have embarked on. Whether they’re some 2019 revolution (despite how much I don’t believe in those), or some personal goal you’ve decided to achieve years, months, weeks, or hours ago.
I would like to encourage you, because I’m on one myself lately. I cannot go into specifics yet. Not because I don’t want to; believe me, I’m very much a strict believer in sharing my experiences if I’m going to write about topics related to them. But revealing this experience now can effect my personal life if some certain people had to read about it – despite how much I know that not a lot of people read this blog (I’m not complaining nor fishing, nowadays I write because I enjoy it, more than anything).
Back to the encouragement part…
Have courage. The road on any journey can presents risk, and risks can impose danger. But also wealth and treasure!… and those not necessarily at the end of that journey. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times and more said that happiness isn’t a destination but a journey. (but wait, I’m not talking about happiness here. Happiness is over-rated if you ask me).
Have faith. I won’t tell you much like other inspirational thinkers or writers would: ‘it will be worth it in the end’. I never was the insurance policy adviser type. But I can and will guarantee you that at every step you take forward in this journey of yours, irrelevant how big, you will be better off than when you started.
You most probably already know this. Then what else are you waiting for?