Overcoming obstacles with Optimism

This past week, I replied to a post on Touch2Touch.  Judith’s response provided a quote I’d never heard before from Ralph Waldo Emerson.  She found it on a memorial created for a successful young man, Jonathon, who died too young in a motorcycle accident.  I hope this quote gives you inspiration and touches your spirit the way it touched mine.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson    US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)

Thank you MorgueFile for the use of this photo

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh         

Somewhere ages and ages hence:     

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—        

I took the one less traveled by,          

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost (1874–1963)


Comments on: "Weekly Serving of Optimism: Quotes & Thoughts (Discovering Your Life’s Path)" (1)

  1. You made it a beautiful post, and your own, Tara.
    Smooth stepping on the path today! Judith

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