Stepping around the remainder of snow and ice, I came across old railroad tracks. They were hidden from my normal path yet these tracks had been there for years. I decided to follow what remained of the tracks and found myself on an amazing jaunt through woods I had never been before. I realized a few things:
?The paths we create don’t have to be new. There is a time to explore new frontiers; to do something different, but then there are times to walk down a path that was forged by our ancestors and served them well. Though old, though different than before, those ghosts have a lot to teach us.
?We abandon paths too quickly without seeing what they have to offer. I could have very easily looked at those tracks and headed back down my normal route. Instead, I committed to seeing where this new path would take me.
?We never create paths alone. We walk several paths that are interwoven by our footsteps through time. Some are walked with others for a long leg of the journey, while other parts bring new hands to hold along the way. And some are meant solely for us. But however we walk, this is our creation. These are our decisions, our triumphs, our failures, and our frontiers to explore. I look forward to creating this next leg of the path with you.