The River of Life
We are born and as we are born we become the source point of a stream that was designed to grow and mature and enter into a bigger river and that river flowed until we reached another bigger river. As we flowed we learnt all about how to love, live and survive. We met many other smaller streams on the way , some we stayed with and alongside and others just vanished and meandered off into other directions to never be seen again.
Then we heard it that indestinguishable sound of that big roaring main river, the river of life. We joined it and suddenly we were being swept along at a roaring rate! Many millions of streams inter twined and fighting each other to stay on course.
There had to be a goal. Surely? but some and more than I would like to have around me, some streams just did not know where they were going to.
"Where are you going to?" I would ask as we wished along.
"Don't know just going with the flow." one would say.
"Don't really care man." many would utter as they whizzed ahead to crash into the rocks.
Wow this river was suddenly moving faster and I could hardly hear myself think.
"It is all in the flow. Plot the flow and you will know where to go." Wow that piece of advice came from a section of the river where the streams were keeping to the edge and checking off at each bend, stopping and getting together to discuss the next stage of their progress.
"You got plan man." they all cooed as they chopped along singing a song for success.
"I am the stream
and I have a dream"
I decided to join them. It seemed quieter and safer than being out there where streams were swallowing each other up.
"Where do you want to end up?" the older more mature voice beckoned me from some shallows.
" I want to end up in a good place." I replied.
"Name the place. Name the date you want to get there by and make sure you make a note of each little step that you will need to take before you get there." and he was gone before I could ask another question.
I looked behind me and saw a page floating towards me. It said.
" We are heading to the ocean where we will all be absorbed into one big group of droplets. It is the journey there that is the fun. Some will make it and some will not. Along the river of life will be goals that you need to obtain. These are the milestones along the way. each time you reach one you are closer to the next goal. This is the river of life. Take it one step at a time and beware of those that wish to drag you under or swallow you up along the way.
Stay true to your course and take advise from those that travel along the edges and take the baby steps that are needed to stay safe.
We wish you a very happy and successful journey in your river of life."