Take your eyes off the goal, enjoy the trip – the detour is worth it!

Each day is an unwritten page. When I woke up this morning, when you woke up this morning, what happened was at least partially unknown.  You may have had the route of your day planned out, but life is going to throw something else into the mix, a detour.  Lucky you!

Today I knew I had some things that I wanted to do, and I knew I wouldn’t get them all done. I didn’t know that I was going to have a really fun lunch with a friend.

Some people are destination drivers. They are in such a focus to go from A to B that they miss the fun they could have had on the journey. Sure in the seriousness of life we do need to get things done but are those the events that really count sometimes?

Today the discussion and time I had with a friend reminded me again that it is the small moments that sometimes last,….that are not forgotten.

For example, I did a bike trip with my buddy Ian nearly 20 years ago. We rode our mountain bikes from Chute Lake on the Kettle Valley Railway to Hydraulic Lake. We rode in September and the day was warm. We stopped along the way to just lay in an open area of grass to solar charge ourselves and I fell asleep in the sun for a half an hour. It was an awesome feeling to just be that relaxed. I never have forgotten that siesta and it was a small part of that whole trip.

That whole trip was moments of visiting, riding, talking and freezing at night that count as a very special memory. Nearly 20 years ago and I have done countless bike rides since but that one stands out for both of us as a special time I’m sure. It wasn’t just the destination of all the trestles, it was the detours that made it special.  Just like today, my day had a detour in the middle to be with a friend. and it made the day!

Enjoy your detours in life!

Enjoy your unexpected changes in the day. Take the time to spot a hummingbird, take a picture of flowers, or in my case, sleep in the sun, even feed the squirrels, and the always important, eat some jujube candy.

Sorry this video is way off topic but I must add this Randy Travis video ~ it’s been running around in my mind for days.  Sometimes I get a tune stuck in my head and yet can’t remember the artist.  This way when it pops into my head again I will be able to find it quickly here on my blog. (grin) 

Such a sweet song, and this video has the music and lyrics – Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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1 Response to Take your eyes off the goal, enjoy the trip – the detour is worth it!

  1. chelseaiam says:

    Love it! Subscribe to my blog too! 🙂 http://www.chelseaiam.com


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