the road

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2012
the road
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 2:44pm

Saw this today. Seemed sooooo fitting. Wanted to share

.Author unknown: "The Road"

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I do not see the hole. I fall in the hole. It is very deep, and at the bottom where I lay broken, it is dark and cold. I can’t get out.
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I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I am walking down the road. I fall down the hole. Its familiar and quite cozy. I can’t get out.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I am walking down the road. I fall down the hole. I want to get out.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I am walking down the road. I dread falling down the hole. I fall down the hole. And I look up and decide to get out.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I walk down the road. I think, “oh, ha ha, no, no, I’m not falling for that again!”. I fall down the hole. I start climbing out.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I walk down the road. I try not to, but I fall in the hole again. I get back out straight away.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I see the hole as I walk down the road. My foot slides and I fall in the hole again, but I do not hit the bottom. I cling on to the side and get out of the hole.

I walk down the road. There is a hole in the road. I step over the hole. I do not fall into the hole.

Today I walk down a different road.

  The difference between who you are and who you imagine yourself to be, is what you do.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2011
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 3:43pm
Perfect! Just what i needed today! The amazing people here teach you things, the stories hit home, and before you know it, you SO WANT to avoid that hole like everyone else, because you can finally see how dark and dreary and hard it is falling in, and climbing out.

Sometimes love just isn't enough.... NC since 7-30-14

Community Leader
Registered: 06-08-2010
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:07pm
Step OVER the A-hole!!!! No more falling in!!

(I love this one!)

Hearts <3
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2011
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:24pm
In the healing library is the post Iddy did Stop looking for the clown. Similar message.

It's like the definition of insanity - doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Nothing changes until you do.

Thanks Breeze :)

Yellowone xx

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." ~Henry David Thoreau~

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-18-2008
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:36pm

RB,

This is somewhere over on EAS. I think in the HL but it is a great message and I'm happy to see it over here being shared!

Heart,

Too funny! Good use of your new saying!

E1

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-23-2003
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 10:04pm
I love this too.

Here's to choosing a different road! :)

Kim

P.S. Is it just me or is anyone else cracking UP that our sweet Hearts keeps saying A-hole? LOL