Saturday, April 1, 2017

All Roads Lead to .... #atozchallenge letter A

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter A.

Taken in Nelson, New Zealand


All roads lead to your destiny
There are no wrong roads


Ever wondered if you are journeying along the right road?

Or when you reach a crossroad and have to make a choice, ever stood there and wondered which road you should choose?

Until a few years ago, I had the same questions going round in my head. Then one day a friend said to me ... Don't think too hard and long. Because there are no wrong roads. And that is such a liberating thought.

Eventually you will reach the place you are meant to reach. The journey there may be different, but the destination will be the same. Instead of worrying about the choices we make, we should enjoy the journey and savour each moment.

Sometime ago I wrote a poem on my poetry blog Reflections Of My Soul that sums up my thoughts so sharing it here ...


I came upon that forked road
And suddenly I stopped
I couldn't tell which one to take
From one to the other I hopped

The left looked better than the right
Until I stepped upon that path
And then on the other I saw a light
Drawn to it I was like a moth

Take the right no take the left
My mind cried out in glee
Created confusion all around
Like a boat tossed on a rocky sea

In the end it doesn't matter
Whichever one we walk
Each road it leads to our destiny
Move on, don't stop or baulk!

~x~


These are of course my thoughts. What do you think?

Teaser for the letter B on Monday:  Be like the ....

Written for the #atozchallenge


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63 comments:

  1. What a lovely thought Suzy! So freeing. There are no wrong roads! I love that. Good luck with the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. The day I heard that, it changed my life. I hope this daily thought will liberate others too. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. Lovely, lovely thought to kickstart my day Suzy. I'm glad I stopped by. I'm coming back everyday for more inspiration. Loved lapping up your post. Have a great #AtoZride. Happy tidings:)

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    1. Thanks Natasha. Glad you liked my post. I enjoyed your walk through the forest. thanks for dropping by.

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  3. The above is my old blog. the new one is natashamusing

    For some reason your comments wouldn't allow me to log in through the open id.

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    1. Hmmm don't know why as I am allowing Open Id. Sometimes blogger does strange things.

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  4. That's so true, Suzy! What matters is the journey. We will eventually reach where we have to, that I do believe!

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    1. Hi Modern Gypsy. That's my belief too that we eventually end up where we are meant to be. Thanks for dropping by

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  5. Beautifully expressed, Suzy! But right now I want to take a drive down that road in the photo. It is magical, heavenly! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Viday. Nelson is a beautiful city. Roads are fun to photograph.

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  6. That really is a liberating thought. Takes off a huge burden from your shoulders, doesn't it?
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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    1. Thanks Chicky. It makes life so much easier to journey through. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Yes, there are no wrong roads. Each road that we take, gives us new experiences and new learnings, it allows us to make better choices along the way and help us take the road that we were meant to take a bit later.

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    1. Well said Shilpa. Each road is an opportunity to learn and grow.

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  8. That's a good point, Suzy. No matter what, we'll learn something along the way as well.
    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY'S DEN
    Latest post: AZZURRO: Going AWOL in Switzerland

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    1. Thanks Debbie. So true. No matter where we go, we will learn something.

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  9. It's like "there are many paths up the mountain but the view from the top is still the same" We often worry about things too much and sometimes just going with our gut and choosing what seem right at the time is the best way to go.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. That's exactly right Leanne. Our gut is our best compass.

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  10. Such a lovely thought!! Indeed there are no wrong paths, some may take a little longer to reach but you'll reach for sure.
    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. Thanks Shubhangi. Yep, all roads lead to where we are meant to be.

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  11. Lovely thought, Suzy! And one that I very much needed to hear...just yesterday just was bumming myself into why I had not made a particular choice 10 years back, and had I done that I would have reached my goals a bit earlier. But I still did! So, I am still grateful! :)

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    1. Thanks Aditi. Sometimes we are not meant to reach earlier because we have much to learn before we get there. But glad you made it :)

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  12. You are right, its liberating. It lessen the stress which we take along.

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    1. Thanks Upasna. Definitely lessens the stress. Life becomes more enjoyable.

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  13. That's such a positive thought. It kind of liberates you. Nice one Suzy :)

    Arts of Different Form

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    1. Thanks Swathi. Enjoyed your arts of different forms.

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  14. It sometimes does get very confusing ... even I just let it go in those moments and enjoy the journey. Loved the poem :D

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    1. Thanks Raj. When we try to force something it can really confuse us. Letting go is the best thing to do.

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  15. Loved the thought . It's so true the destination remains the same, no matter the journey. So keep doing what you are doing and take pride in your choices.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Shalz. That's right, be happy about the choices you make.

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  16. If you linger too long at an intersection, someone is going to honk their horn at your prevarigation. It can be tough making that decision on the fly and they won't all be right; but, if you don't take a chance you'll never really live. Love the poem. Great first post in this A-to-Z Challenge --- All the best, Paul ... http://www.theironpact.com

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    1. He he so right Paul. But at the roundabout you can always turn around and make the next choice. Thanks for dropping by.

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  17. I so loved your post, Suzy. The picture was perfect and honestly, I feel so good after reading that thought. I keep thinking and brooding over the what ifs and if onlys. May be this is what I had to read today! You are off to a brilliant start for A to Z!
    Thailand Travel Stories at Kohl Eyed Me
    26 Indian Dishes at Something's Cooking

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    1. Thanks Shalz. So often we are stuck in the what if, that we forget to savour the journey. Enjoyed your first Thailand post.

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  18. I have always wondered, where did I go wrong? Why it's taking so long to reach that particular place in life. But as said, everything happens for good and for a reason.

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    1. Hi Sheethal. Eventually we get where we are meant to be. roads that we deem to be "wrong" eventually join up to the one we should be on.

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  19. I like the idea of no wrong roads. While I don't believe that our destiny is mapped out, I do think we create our own. But I guess no matter what road we take, we are creating as we go along. Lovely poem too!

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    1. Thanks Sanch. you hit the nail on the head - the fun is in creating along the way.

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  20. I always enjoy your poems and insight, Suzy. Love the idea of no wrong roads, too. Often I feel stuck and wonder if I should have made different choices about certain things and how different life would be because of it. Then I think that the way things are are just the way things are (a quote from the cute movie, Babe that the cow says. Love the simplicity!) and that's okay. I'm where I should be at this moment in time. Good luck with the challenge!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. No wrong roads is just such a freeing thought. I thank my friend for planting that in my head. It's changed my life.

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  21. I love that thought - there are no wrong roads. there's something comforting about it.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Definitely comforting and gives us so much confidence to travel through life.

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  22. Absolutely wonderful thought!
    I do hope my journey takes me to the right place!
    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks SlimExpectations. I am sure it will - there are no wrong roads.

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  23. Wow! This thought has helped me sort my own train of thoughts in a certain situation I am in today. Thanks of sharing it. I hope to take to my road more confidently now. After all there are no wrong roads!

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    1. Thanks Vinodini. Take the road without fear. It is where you are meant to walk. Yep, no wrong roads.

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  24. What's meant to be, WILL be. I do believe that. Keeping this in mind might relieve a lot of stress.

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    1. Hi Holly. My thoughts exactly. Loved your Aunty Nim story.

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  25. Such a freeing idea and one I can embrace wholeheartedly.

    http://clearingspace4joy.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Siouxsie. It is an easy one to embrace. Thanks for dropping by. Enjoyed your post on parenting.

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  26. Great sentiment - as long as you're heading forwards, you're on the right path! Even if your destination changes, you can easily change your path as you go!
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Random Musings. Yes, idea is to keep going and not worry if we are making the right choices.

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  27. Definitely allows freedom from negativity! I never thought of it quite this way.

    Missives From Missouri

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    1. Hi Pat. Sometimes some nuggets come our way in the most ordinary conversations.

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  28. I love the way you put it. Yes. All roads lead to our destiny. Often they aren't the roads we would have ordinarily chosen but at the end of the day,we do get where we were supposed to be.

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    1. Thanks Bellybytes. Exactly - we end up where we are meant to be. Best enjoy the journey. Thanks for dropping by.

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  29. It is indeed liberating to know that we will get to where we are meant to go. But the route we choose is the one that determines the difficulties we bring upon ourselves. Fantastic start to your series, Suzy. May all your roads lead from A to Z.

    God bless you.


    Age-Otori and Ahiki

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. Very well put - we bring upon ourselves our own difficulties. Loved your post.

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  30. Love this poem! And when you said, "The journey there may be different, but the destination will be the same", I said, yes, exactly my thought! Just like the name of my blog: The End Justifies the Journey.

    My theme is "things that are writing-related" and my C's scheduled already. So far, I've written about our ancient alphabet, writer's block, and(coming up) the importance of content in marketing/advertising (with sample).

    Keep those poems coming, Suzy!!!

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  31. Wonderful poem. I enjoyed reading this.

    J -- Co-host the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference and Speculative Fiction Writer
    2017 THEME = Speculative fiction story featuring telepathy.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

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  32. Over my life I've often contemplated this thought. I too have written songs, poems, and stories about roads taken. This is one of the reasons I like road stories so much. It's probably partly what inspired me to take jobs on the road.

    I tend to believe there are no real accidents or coincidences in life. Instead, missteps or whatever good comes to us as well as the roads we take are the results of the consequences of previous actions. We should never get stuck in a rut and rue the decisions we've made or whatever ills that have seemed to have fallen upon us, but instead just keep on travelling down the road to the future with some lessons hopefully learned along the way.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  33. It is indeed liberating! It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland: “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”

    Not quite the same, but makes you think doesn't it, that at the end of the day, none of us really knows where we're going, so any road will take you there :)

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