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Holes, pits, and those places you don't really want to go!

Monday, January 30, 2017

I just read CompuCathy's featured Blog "The Pit and the Path.... Revelation".

I could so relate to her blog. I have found myself distracted and at the bottom of that pit many times. It reminded me of a story I have heard along the way which I am going to share for those of you who haven't heard it. I'm not sure where it originated, so I am going to tell the story in my words.

emoticon I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I feel lost and helpless.
It takes a long time to find my way out.

emoticon I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend not to see it.
I fall in again!
I can't believe I am in the same place!
It takes a long time to find my way out again.

emoticon I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I see it there.
I tell myself it will be different this time.
I fall in again!
I know where I am. I've been here before.
I get out immediately.

emoticon I walk down the same street.
I know there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I carefully walk around it.

emoticon Next time, I walk down a different street.

I don't know about you, but my path has been full of holes - some I had no idea were there and others I tried to maneuver around only to find myself in the bottom of that pit. Climbing out of the pit has its challenges!

I have changed paths on this journey many times, only to find each path has its own set of holes and challenges - but I am getting much better at identifying them!

What I love about SP is this: There are those people who have reached their goals, who have learned how to walk this hole laden path and are willing to share how they did it!

While we each take our own path, I have found that there are others here who have fallen into similar holes in their journeys, who have always been willing to offer a hand and share some of their experience and encourage me on my climb out.

So Barb... be sharp, be aware... the road is NOT always smooth. There are bumps to stumble over and holes that knock you off your feet. Be honest. Share your struggles, listen to those suggestions, do your best to follow them and avoid those pitfalls! And if you do find yourself at the bottom of that deep, dark pit, don't just sit there, get the heck out of there! Start that upward climb immediately, ask for help - it IS out there!

emoticon You are not alone Barb, you are not alone.

Safe journeys everyone!

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    1595 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    Yes I also read Compcathy's blog ......loved it.
    Everyone of us have obstacles that we must either jump over or go around as you mentioned so best wishes for sidestepping them in heading towards your Finish Line...
    1596 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    So true, the road is not always smooth! We just have to figure out how to best navigate it. Trial and error my friend! But we learn!
    1600 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17462428
    Love this blog!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1601 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1601 days ago
    love it, very well stated..... so true about reaching out to lean on and learn from others.
    1601 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15635634
    You are so right. You are not alone and neither am I . I need to pay more respect to you and my other friends and take their outstretched hands for help up and out, more often. Thanks for this blog. It will help me today and always.
    Your friend,


    Leave a little sparkle wherever you go
    1601 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Great blog! I also read COMPUCATHY's blog but I loved yours as well. I need to write a blog myself as I have been in a pt and refused to get out! Oh I've scramble partway up a few times but now I'm on the true climb out!! I'm being "told" by all the blogs I read that I need to reach for help in this area and all the blogs I read are helping me out of the pit as well!! Thank you for sharing!
    1602 days ago
    Well stated! Always have to have a plan to deal with those holes on the path.
    1602 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16169140
    That is so true if we could all be strong and watch out for that path thanks for sharing
    1602 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon What a beautiful blog, that kind of sums up the journey for all of us. None of us are perfect so have all fallen into the hole sometimes. Some take longer to learn to walk down a different street than others but if we just keep trying, we will learn! Thanks for sharing and beware of holes!

    1602 days ago
    good on ya - you got this!
    1602 days ago
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