Twists & Turns in the Road of Life

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” — Don Williams, Jr., American novelist and poet

Crystal Twister - Mother's Day 2011

Crystal Twister - Mother's Day 2011

One of the gifts I received for Mother’s Day is a really cool “Crystal Twister.” The silver twists of metal hold captive two multi-faceted lead glass spheres, and have a single pear-shaped piece that dances freely at the bottom.

After selecting a corner in the living room—the one with the most natural light—I hung it from the ceiling, and then opened the top portion of one of the windows. As the twister caught the gentle breeze, it threw confetti-like reflections onto the surrounding walls and ceiling. Rather mesmerizing, it set my mind to thinking about the many twists and turns in life.

Hasbro produces a board game called, “The Game of Life: Twists and Turns.” The product detail reads: “Players can test drive different lives, make their own choices, take their chances and experience the twists and turns of real life. The automated LIFEPod helps players track time, manage money, houses, cars, and family matters with the touch of a button. A thousand ways to play, no two games are the same!” 

As a kid, there were times in the car that we’d hit an unexpected bump in the road. My mom would turn around and say, “That’s a kiss-me-quick!” I don’t know about you, but in hindsight, some of the most seemingly “negative” twists have turned out to be positive.

What’s the most unexpected twist or turn that you’ve encountered along life’s journey? If it was seemingly “negative” at the time, did it turn out to be positive after all?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
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