If You Don’t Like the Road You’re On, Take the First Detour and Begin Anew
Mar 1st, 2013 | By Andrea Sharp | Category: Relationships, Self-Care
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I’m a vivid dreamer at night when I’m asleep. My family is used to hearing my dreams, many that have no rhyme or reason and many end with no clear conclusion. This tends to drive my husband crazy because he’s gracious enough to listen to every detail from beginning to end, and then exclaims “that’s it? There’s no point?” “Well, no…that’s where it ended.” I explain.
Exasperated he walks away, muttering something about never wanting to hear about another dream. BUT, there are times when I have dreams that I can clearly relate to my life.
A couple of nights ago I dreamed I was driving on a busy freeway in Los Angeles. I was in a car with my sister and cousin. The sun shone brightly and we were enjoying our time together. All of the sudden we came upon a serious accident that had just occurred. We slammed on the brakes and swerved wildly, just missing the wreckage. We continued on and went further down the highway.
Right before our eyes (and car), another vehicle was stalled on the white line between two lanes. The car was facing against traffic and a woman dressed in high heals was pushing the car towards us. We jerked our car into another lane and barely missed hitting the woman. As we went further down the road, there were huge black and grey tractor tires stacked about 50 feet high on the left side embankment. The tires became unstable and began wobbling. Just as we passed they began to fall onto the freeway. We swerved back and forth between falling tires as through an obstacle course.
Thankfully, we missed each one.
Sometimes the road of life is filled with potholes, dangerous curves, forks in the road and life changing accidents. It’s enough to make us feel like we’re walking knee deep in mud; each step can be difficult and the horizon may look impossible to get to. I’ve found the key to finding joy in the midst of our life’s road is connection: connection with God and connection with others.
Life’s done best when we experience it together, ruts and all! And I don’t know about you, but life is busy. Sometimes it’s hard to get together with other girls, even when we know how important it is.
For help in changing the direction you’re heading in life right now, please contact Andrea Sharp.
Andrea Sharp is an inspirational speaker, author, teacher, and life/health coach who truly connects with the hearts of everyone she touches through her infectious smile and genuine personality. Andrea has been married for twenty-three years to her college sweetheart, Matt. They have been blessed with three sons, Clay, Jaden and Landon. Andrea’s book, ‘Seeds of Encouragement’ is a compilation of short stories. Her second book of which she co-authors, ‘Getting Well: Mind, Body and Spirit’ will be released in March, 2013. Her website: http://sharpwomen.com/.