I see life as a river, born of the earth, merely a small trickling brook. As it leaves its point of origin, the stream quickly grows and expands
into a river. Throughout its life, forces, such as geography and climate, aid the river’s development. It flows and grows, full of endless possibilities. The water’s boundaries expand and branch off, exploring other options. Occasionally, obstacles appear, hindering movement. But a river must keep moving towards its destination so it flows over and around rocks, dislodging logs, pushing difficulties aside. At times, drought may zap its strength and hurricanes may overwhelm. But a river persists.
Winding through life, tributaries meet the river and it builds strength and quickens, sometimes losing control. It churns and swells, frustrated, angry with the overwhelming obstacles. But it has only one direction to move, forward, and obliterates any impediments. It weaves around boulders, pushes aside hindrances. Thankfully, the tantrum never last long. Eventually the river returns to normalcy, again ebbing and flowing through life. There is nothing a river cannot overcome.
- Throughout our life, we grow, push boundaries, face and overcome challenges. We make goals, develop plans of action, and, like a river, move forward. Even when we feel overwhelmed and seemingly insurmountable obstacles block our path, we somehow push through. Our goals are achieved, perhaps not as anticipated, but better, more satisfying. And that gives us the confidence to keep moving forward with new goals, new dreams.