Monday, December 29, 2014

Take It

 A year ago I posted a blog called That Has Made All The Difference.  Two days ago, my friend, Caleb Pirtle, asked to re-post it on Venture Galleries.  Of course I said yes.  He re-titled the post calling it Fork in the Road.

Tomorrow (Dec 30th) is Caleb's birthday and I happen to know he is going to celebrate (in part) with his version of the blog.  Check it out on Venture Galleries.

In honor of Caleb's fifty something birthday, here's my retake on "That Has Made All The Difference."  I call this version, "Take It."

Yogi Berra - Philosopher
The great philosopher, Yogi Berra, once said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Like a lot of things the man said, it got a lot of laughs.  Also, like a lot of things he said, under the humor there is a vast truth.

When you come to a fork in the road take it - Obvious?  Well yes, it's obvious.  Does it happen?  Far less than we like to believe.

In most cases, when we come to a head-scratching fork in the road, two things happen.

First, we stop.  And when I say stop, I mean we come to a screeching, full-out panic stop, and we sit at the intersection waiting for a sign from the god of road forks.  And we wait and wait, and we wait some more, but there is no sign from the god of road forks because there is no god of road forks.

Then the second thing happens.  One of the forks sucks us out of our reverie and moves us along its path.

When the fork in our road decides our direction, it is seldom the one that is the best choice.  In fact, it is never the one that would be our best choice had we actually made the decision.

Indecision, terminated by circumstance, is not the way to go if personal satisfaction is anywhere on your list of personal objectives.

The next time you come to a fork in the road, choose with your heart, accept your choice and take the fork you know is yours to take.  Above all else, do it quickly before you're sucked down the wrong path.

Happy Birthday Caleb -


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