Walk your own walk.
You have to walk your own walk in this life. And as you are traveling down your road, don’t look down at your feet. Keep your head up and your eyes focused on what you know to be true. Be neither a follower nor a leader. You are not forsaken; you are forgiven, and when shadows exist simply find higher ground to tread upon. If you come across an obstacle or an impasse, pay mind to it but don’t focus on it for too long or your feet may sink into the quicksand that surrounds it. Find the courage to surmount it and continue on your journey.
Offer your hand to those you come across who are stuck in their own personal sand traps, but do not point them in the direction you feel they must go, that has to be their decision. Only imply to them that they are never alone, and they will eventually find their way. When you get to where you are going and you look back, it is your own footprints you are going to want to see, not someone else’s. The importance of your trials and tribulations is a gift to be beholden, for that is how you will learn whom you truly are.
— Copyright © 2005 Diane Gresham
— Submitted by Mark Sternberg — North Carolina
This piece was written by my sister. She is an amazing writer that has a profound sense of humanity in her writing.
When I turn back and look at how far I’ve walked, I want to see my footprints. No doubt along the way, I’ll probably see a couple more footprints cos of the friends who support me along the way. However, in the journey till the end, I’d want to see that I managed to do it, myself. I’ll keep my head held high when I make my way to my ultimate goal. Otherwise I feel as though I’m letting myself down. Along the way, I’ll divert my path to help another fellow trekker; and then get back on track to continue my journey. If everyone does it this way, don’t you think the world would be a better place, no?