This morning I woke early, restless, and picked up a book on my bedroom bookshelf that I realized I’ve had for a long time and not yet read. “Dropped Threads” is a beautiful compendium of personal stories about women’s lives, edited by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson. I was on the third story by Isabel Huggan when a sentence leapt out at me.
In her musings about life learnings, Ms. Huggan observed: You cannot know the path through the forest until your feet are making their own footsteps in the ground.
I like how this statement simply captures the notion that our journey is our own. To me it means that the path is a unique one and that the road ahead will only be discovered step by step, with intention, curiosity, and determination to move forward. No-one else can walk there for you, or for me.
So my questions to you this morning are:
- What is true for you about your own path and the road ahead?
- Where have your footsteps led you till now, and where might they be taking you?
- What is your first step?