I love this little strip of beach on Bird Key in Sarasota, FL. It’s at the end of the beautiful John Ringling causeway between downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Key. As I walked along jumping from rock to rock – I knew there was an easier way – just walk along the little strip of sand and avoid the rocks. But it occurred to me – this is the way life is. We can take the easy way or we can challenge ourselves. No one said our journey through life was going to be easy.
Each rock represents a challenge we may meet along the way. As we go from one challenge to the next – sometimes we have our footing and balance and sometimes our footing isn’t sure and we need to walk on the beach for a little while. But we can regain our sense of balance and move forward confidently and steady. Then maybe just maybe when we rest at the end there is a sense of accomplishment and something beautiful for us to see.