Back in the days before the dawn of the wonderful GPS, a traveler had to rely on a compass and or a map to guide them to their destination.
We were living in Texas at the time and had planned a field trip to the state of Oregon.
Because I am geographically challenged, we found ourselves often going in the wrong direction.
A K-Mart and a new compass seemed to provide the answer to my orientation problems. In selecting an appropriate compass, I assumed the more expensive the compass the more efficient it would be. Wrong!
As I was tearing open the packaging I noticed all this writing on the back. (Remember, I was in a place I had never visited before.) Here are the words that jumped out at me; “To adjust your compass travel due North”!
Life lesson: To get to any desired location, one must have good directions!
Road blocks, dead ends and detours will occur. How you handle them or allow them to handle you, will by and large determine you sense of joy and happiness.
Your direction not your intention determines your destiny; after all, the road to destruction is often paved with good intentions!