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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.
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    I to love that poem.
    Remember, we are making choices all day long, from the time we awake til the time we sleep again.
    Hit the snooze or get up....
    use the stairs or the elevator....
    fresh fruit or ....
    take a walk or sit .....and watch TV or work at the laptop
    walk across the parking lot or park just as close to the store as possible then go to the gym.
    I guess I beat that horse to death.
    2897 days ago
    I love that poem!
    I think a lot of us are on a slippery slope this season but we can always catch our balance. :)

    2897 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood....such a perfect poem! I'm glad my "road" diverged with yours. For we will all rise up and inspire others to join us on the road to a Healthy Lifestyle.

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    2897 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    Self inflicted grief can be a problem if one allows it to happen, Earl
    2897 days ago
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