I was driving home the other day as the sun was beginning to settle down. The sky, however, was still a crisp radiant blue and I noticed the white puffy trail of 4 separate airplanes. As I sat in traffic observing, it seemed as though those planes were about to collide. A near miss is what it looked like to me! But they passed each other in beautiful harmony creating an even more impressive and interesting pattern of white puffy lines.
Since I was in traffic, I had plenty of time to wonder about the course of these planes and how those lines reflected many of the trails in my own life. There have been so many times I thought I was about to nose dive or collide with something in my way. But as I look back at the road already traveled, I see a beautifully knit trail that has led me to where I am today. Would I change some things? Probably. But that's what we do when we look back. It's easy to make fabulous decisions looking in the rear view mirror. The key, I believe, is to trust your instincts, knowledge and past experiences to keep moving forward and believing you'll get where you need to go. Just like those planes. What initially appeared to be a near miss proved ultimately to be a well thought out plan resulting in a beautifully orchestrated portrait in the sky.
Trust yourself. Trust your instincts. Learn from your mistakes. You'll discover that your life is a wonderful tapestry of experiences woven together to create a magnificent life. May Your Dreams Come True!