I love this country and everything that it has to offer – in all seasons. Every winter for the past 6 years, my husband and I have been on a week-long snowmobile trip.
As we get ready for this trip, we carefully pack our one bag, ensuring we have everything we'll need for the duration of the trip, we plan our daily distances, determine where we'll refuel the sled and where we'll refuel the bodies, reserve our lodging, let family know where we'll be.... By the time we leave for our annual trek, we feel fully prepared.
We leave with confidence and yet, every year, some unforeseen incident has us adjust one or many aspects of our trip. Like the year where we were crossing a river and suddenly became aware of open water less than 200 feet away. Needless to say that we quickly turned around. This is where we realized that there will always be some things that we can't control – whether it's closed trails, other people's decisions, harsh weather or our own reactions to unplanned events.
And once we get home, no matter what happened, we always feel that the trip was successful, not in spite of, but probably because of the many detours we have taken.
In your own life, what detours have you taken?
How do you react when faced with unforeseen events?
Contact me if you want to learn to see the gift in these detours.