One Step At A Time
As I gaze upon these steps I am reminded of life's journey. We have several options that we can choose from as to how we climb those steps, and even more importantly, how we live our lives. The first option is that we can stand at the bottom and look up thinking we will never have the strength to climb all those steps. We feel heavily burdened just thinking about the monumental task before us. A feeling of despair comes over us just thinking about the work that lies ahead of us.
We also have another option. We could run up the steps as quickly as we could, without ever giving notice to anything or anyone in between. Our only goal would be to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. If we choose this way we will miss all the wonder and beauty that life has to offer along the way. We are so busy focusing on getting "to the top," or "the great thing that lies ahead," we are completely missing the experience of our wonderful journey.
The final option is my favorite and how I try to live my life. We can deliberately and sure-footedly take one step at a time. On each step we can stop and look around and appreciate what is happening in the present. We can take in all the love, all the beauty, and everything else this wonderful life has to offer us.
Those steps represent our journey in life. It's entirely up to us how we choose to climb them!