“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” –Henry Miller
Have you ever noticed that you are more excited about making plans for a trip, or something else you are going to do, than actually partaking in the event?
Years ago hubby and I went on a cruise to Grand Cayman and Mexico. The months leading up to our departure I felt so excited. Just thinking about the fun we were going to have and talking about the trip to others gave me a feeling of great happiness and excitement. In fact, I was so excited that I had an upset stomach the night before the cruise. My stomach didn’t get back to normal until about four hours after the ship set sail. The trip was fun, the people onboard were friendly, and the food was great, but my feelings did not match the level of excitement I felt before reaching our first destination. I’ve noticed this reaction about other things too. Sometimes, it’s like the idea of a thing is much more exciting than the actual doing. Maybe there is something to this quote (from the movie “Peaceful Warrior”) – “It’s the journey, not the destination.” And yes, I did come away from that experience with a new perspective.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” –Don Williams Jr.
“Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will always be able to see further.” –Zig Ziglar
Has your perspective changed lately? If not, maybe it’s time for a new experience.
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on. –Mary Caroline Richards