Tuesday, October 19, 2010

finding direction

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl.

And they were lost in a maze. 

So they ran through the dusty trail,

choosing pathways carefully,

enjoying each other's company, 

and finding beauty everywhere.

Sometimes they got to higher ground for just a moment, where they could see their destination and path more clearly.

But, once they were back on the trail, it was again difficult to see which direction they were supposed to go. 

Sometimes they got turned around. 
And sometimes they got frustrated.

So they formed a plan. 

They used a map that had been 
given to them at the start of the adventure. 

And they listened to the music they knew 
would lead them to the end of their journey. 

At first it was faint- and they couldn't 
quite determine which direction it was coming from. 

But when they really focused everything on listening to the music, and studying the map, they found the right direction.

And got out of the maze. 

The end.

 I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.

- President Thomas S. Monson


  1. Dear Alyssa,
    This post was my sparkle today. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! (Just like you) Love you!

  2. sorry that customer comment was from my work email. anyway, beautiful pictures! and loved the analogy.

  3. I love you. And your pictures. And you.

  4. Cute! I really wish we could have joined you on this little adventure! I miss you guys!


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