Being Me

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by Kathryn  C. Lang

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . . I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

There is more to this poem – and the more I read the poem the more I realize just HOW much more there is to these words. My husband gave me a framed copy of the poem for our second year of marriage. Today it hangs in the bathroom next to the sink and I read it every time I stand in there brushing my hair, washing my face, brushing my teeth . . . you get the picture. I read those words a lot.

Even before he presented me with the gift, I was familiar with the words. Two roads – and I took the one lease traveled by. I heard the words as a battle cry for doing my own thing instead of following the beaten path.

The other day, the words that are in between those first well know words and those last just as well known words finally sank in. It was not so much about the one less traveled by as it was making a choice and moving on.

Grow to Being Me

– Review the situation. Each moment presents different opportunities unique to that moment FOR ME. Nobody else will ever experience that exact moment. I have to be willing to slow down and look around before I know how to move forward.

– Make a choice. Every journey begins with a decision. No decision means that – by default – there will be no trip. If I want to do anything then I have to choose to do something.

– Accept the journey. It is not about the path but about MY path. I have to choose to accept the path and not look back at what might have been – because one path will lead you to the next path that will lead you to the next path. Accepting the journey helps me to find a way to my peace and joy at that time.

Two roads . . . and the difference between each one of those is not as much where they will lead but what I will choose. I do have to choose . . . and THAT will make all the difference.

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Kathryn C. Lang shares words of inspiration and encouragement. Learn more about her and her writings at http://www.kathrynlang.com/. You can also purchase her books through her website or through most major online bookstores. Share your comments and thoughts with Kathryn at kathrynlang@kathrynlang.com.

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  1. This struck a chord in me, Kathryn. It’s all about choice and recognizing a new path when it presents itself. I’m still learning…

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