What's It All About?

It's all too easy for days to pass without reflection. It's my hope that through a greater active awareness on each day, that I will be able to consider God's presence in my life and in the world around me. Writing has always been a way for me to round up my thoughts. This blog seems like a good place to park those thoughts for my own benefit as well as the benefit of others. Please take a moment to read what I have written, to offer comments, and to share the ideas with others.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Road Less Traveled

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve-photo by Libby Fife
Take the road less traveled. This advice is meant to enrich our lives. It is applied to many things from traveling to bigger life choices. It can also apply to our everyday actions. So many of us get into a rut with how we relate to one another. It's easy to overlook simple kindnesses as a way of elevating ourselves and our fellow citizens at the same time; the road less traveled. We forget I think that how you relate to others is so important. It says as much about you and your character and outlook in life as it does about your feelings about your fellow man. Your interactions can be a mirror for what is best about being human: treating others as you yourself would wish to be treated. 

In his column today, Parker Palmer offers up a wonderful story about the road less traveled. He uses the biblical tale of the loaves and fishes to illustrate his point about how you treat your fellow man and how that attitude can be helpful in gaining some perspective on the larger situation at hand; how it can bring out the best in us. Read the story if you can and as you go about your business today, remember that even the simplest choices in speech and actions can be akin to taking the road less traveled. 

Thanks for reading,
contact me: libbyfife@ymail.com