Do you get lost?
My wife called to tell me that she was sorry, but that she’d be late. I was leaving to speak to a group and would be gone overnight. She had planned to see me off.
I asked if everything was okay. She said, “Yes, but I took a wrong turn and it’s thrown me off schedule. I knew better than to go this way. I don’t know what I was thinking about.”
I laughed and said, “I did the same thing the other day. I knew where I needed to go and for some reason went a longer way around. At first, I got frustrated with myself, and a little angry with myself. But then I decided to just go ahead and enjoy the scenery because I don’t travel that way often. And it would take the same amount of time whether I was angry or relaxed.”
“So it’s not just me then,” she said.
I told her, “Of course not. I’ll wait for you.”
You know, the only people not taking wrong turns are those who’ve quit traveling. Keep traveling and enjoy the scenery when you’re lost today as you make a positive life, more than just a living, in a negative world.