When we drive and see a diversion sign, we get frustrated because it means we can’t go on our usual journey, the quick one that gets us from A to B; we have to go the long way round. Although this could mean we see new things, have our eyes opened to a new town or enjoy some new scenery alongside us, we don’t see those possibilities because we’re too impatient to get where we need to go.
I think the same is true in life. We’re so busy on our life journeys, we know where we want to go, we have goals we’re heading for and we don’t want things to get in our way. But if we did slow down and take the time to look around and try a new path or change things up, we might have our eyes opened to new possibilities and opportunities. A future that may be different to what we planned but might actually bring brighter things for us.
Maybe we need to take our blinkers off for a moment and pay more attention to the life we’re leading and all the different roads we could take. Life isn’t about getting from A to B, the fun is in the unknown and being safe won’t necessarily make us happy. Once in a while we should take the time to make that diversion and relish the new path it could take us on.