Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Today, I was reading a very inspiring blog from Sarasmiling where she quoted the poet, Robert Frost. Suddenly, I was taken back in my mind to a poem by Frost called "The Road Not Taken." Many of you might recall that it is about a person who basically comes to a fork in a road and has to choose between two paths. The narrator can choose only one road. He reflects that one day he might take the other that he didn't choose, but probably not, as many other paths will be presented along his journey.
It seems lately I have taken the path that is most worn using the season as an excuse to indulge my sweet tooth and block the way to my own goal. To take a page out of Sarasmiling's book,
""Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves."
- Robert Frost
The fact is that every day two roads are spread out beneath our feet. The road to health and wellness and that slippery slope of bad eating and health habits. Each day, each hour, and every minute we choose. The poem reminded me that although the road less travelled may present unknown potholes, rocks and scary animals along the way sometimes the hard thing is the only thing to do. So, I quote Robert Frost today, who long ago chose a path and said,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.