I’m taking a mini- vacation. I’m re-posting something from nine years ago, because I love it.
Our family was heading to our favourite bakery to pick up cream-filled doughnuts. But . . . our way was blocked by road construction. We had to detour.
We grumbled. The detour stood between us and our doughnuts, and we weren’t happy.
That is, until we read the sign for the upcoming cross street.
My husband said: “Look. It’s Easy Street. I’ve got to turn down there.”
My daughter said: “Awesome! Wouldn’t it be cool to live on Easy Street.”
My son said: “You know, there are never any streets named Difficult Street, or Challenging Street.”
The personalities of my family revealed in a few short sentences.
We turned onto Easy Street, and immediately felt wonderfully, irrationally great.
“Oh yeah, we’re on Easy Street now, baby!”
The whole family was laughing and smiling. The name had amazing power to make our day.
But then . . . . we looked ahead. More construction at the next intersection meant that we could only enjoy our ride on Easy Street for one block. Isn’t that always the way? When you finally make it to Easy Street, it doesn’t last.
From this I learned three things:
- Sometimes a detour is more interesting than the planned route.
- When you have the chance to turn on to Easy Street, take it.
- Once you’re there enjoy the ride, because it might not last long.