Walking Away

I am about to embark on a 500-mile walk across Spain, better known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, in a few days.  My backpack has been packed and repacked with great disappointment each time. I’m becoming certain that it will never be quite right. Something always seems a bit awkward.  I’ve put travel notices on my cards and continue to wrap up the final details.

At the same time, I can’t help but notice how my mind also seems to be reorganizing.  Re-prioritizing.  I think more about all the reasons I’m doing this pilgrimage.  I think about what I’ll leave behind.  What I’ll pick up.  Along the way, I recalled something I read once upon a time. It seems to cut right to the heart of all those big questions we all have. So, I wanted to share it and challenge you to consider what / who you will hold close and what / who you will let go of in order to live your happiness.

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.  You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good.

Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy.  Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

Today may there be peace within.  May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself in others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

Find love. Cherish it. Show it. Chase it. Savor it. – As always with love from aneternaltraveler 😉


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