Road trips, to me, are the perfect metaphor for life and living. Sure the destination is something to look forward to but that is known. In other words, you have an idea as to where you are going and often what you can expect once you arrive.
Road trips, on the other hand, are about experiencing each and every moment along the way and more often than not, those moments are “unknowns.” What will you see? Who will you meet? What will you experience? It’s about leaving your mind open to the possibilities.
For example, on one of our recent vacations, we managed to see all five of the Great Lakes. We indulged in some fresh pulla (Finnish coffee bread) that we picked up in Sudbury. We met a couple crossing the country on a motorcycle. We dipped our toes into the Atlantic. We sang along with the tunes on the radio, or at least we tried to! We laughed.
We tried to live in the moment for almost the entire duration of the trip. I say “tried” as we did periodically lose sight of what was important, but that’s ok. It gives us something to work on the next time.
Lord, thank you for the reminder to not lose sight of what is truly important. Amen. — DR