Life is a lot like a river. It flows along the path of least resistance.
It can provide beauty, facilitate commerce as well as recreation, and still be unpredictable at points.
The Media Naranja (better half) and I periodically go on what we call our “little adventures.”
Like many awesome traditions, I’m not quite sure how this one started for us.
The “little adventures” are planned–sometimes in advance, but more often, they are a result of whatever follows, “Hey, let’s go…”
Our Weekend Adventure
Last weekend was our fourth anniversary, and I had been looking forward to it all week. We were going to leave for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Friday after work. I had the day of, and the M.N. has “half-day Fridays” during the summer.
So, Friday morning, I combed the interwebs searching for “must see” and “must do” lists for the trip
At about 1 p.m., we jumped in the car, drove to Barnes and Noble, picked up a U.P. travel guide, and hit the road.
The next day and a half was filled with tons of new sites and wonderful memories, but the first site we stopped to see was unplanned.
“XZY Falls” The sign read (sadly, I didn’t note the name). We pulled over and walked down a short path that stretched out behind a sign hanging on a chain. It read “No vehicles beyond this point.”
At the bottom of the hill was a small river bed with some charming falls that cascaded over a four or five-foot high rock ledge.
The water gurgled at the base of the falls and the sunlight danced across the water’s surface.
Off to the side, was a small, nondescript, brick building–a power generation station. I was surprised that such a small river could produce enough power to make it worth erecting a station there.
Life is Like a River.
The power lies in the flow. It will support you. It will carry you.
The river’s flow always follows the path of least resistance. Life is like that too.
The lessons are all there for us in this simple illustration from nature.
So why do we create so much resistance in our lives? Why do we try to resist the flow?
Life is like a river. Let it flow.
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