We take a path in life

Neither straight nor flat

Life you see is not

So simple as all that


A snake of turns and twists

Going uphill and down

Sometimes it is bedrock

Sometimes shaky ground


There are places we can run

And times we must crawl

There are days full of sun

And those when rains fall


There will be choices made

That guide our next turn

And in every step we take

Valued lessons are learned


This is not a race

Distance is not the test

The only thing that counts

Is we walked our very best


27 Responses to “Walkabout”
  1. I’ve oft said that life is not a destination, it’s a journey. We get so “busy” hurrying on to the next thing that we don’t make time to learn the lessons from the present. That’s one thing I know that you do so very well – live in the present. It seems impossible to me not to be thinking, at least, about tomorrow, but I sense you really do believe that tomorrow will take care of itself.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am not sure if tomorrow will take care of itself, but I do believe that me worrying about tomorrow will not make a difference. I have time to worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Thanks, sis! Love you!

  2. Very well said my friend! This is not a race, it is a school…

  3. beth says:

    Oh,have lived this and love this

  4. mistermuse says:

    How nice it would be
    For the world if we
    Need not be concerned
    That valued lessons aren’t learned
    By those who selfishly
    Live by “What’s in it for me?”
    And take the path in life
    That leads to needless strife.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful, Brad. the ups and downs and ins and outs of living everyday…

  6. Here’s to walking our very best and doing it our way!

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    We walked our very best—what should always be the goal.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    I always have to remind myself that it is okay to take as much time as necessary before making a decision, especially the big ones, but I also have to remind myself that even though it’s okay to take my time, I also must make the hard choice eventually. Love, love, love this one, my friend!!

  9. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful, Brad! You’ve summed up life so poignantly! I wouldn’t be me without all of this. 💛

  10. jonicaggiano says:

    Life is a journey full of trial and error for most. You express this journey well my friend. Blessings, hugs and love ❤️

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