IS THE ROAD THAT YOU ARE TRAVELING, TAKING YOU TO A PLACE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO?

“iF YOU ARE GOING DOWN A ROAD AND DON’T LIKE WHAT’S IN FRONT OF YOU, AND YOU LOOK BEHIND YOU AND YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, GET OFF THE ROAD. CREATE A NEW PATH.”
–MAYA ANGELOU

When I was traveling down a road that led me into one brick wall after another, I made up my mind to find a new road–without all the brick walls.
The road that I am on now, a road which I have created, still exits with some obstacles, but no longer am I faced with unmovable brick walls. I got off this road.
What happened, you might ask. Well, to keep this brief, I ran into a bunch of people who were traveling on a very wide and level road, one which they said would lead me to where I wanted to go. (No, this is not the Yellow Brick Road of the Wizard fo Oz). Amazingly, they all knew where I needed to go. This surprised me, as I didn’t even know where I needed to go.
With my God’s help, a fellowship of wonderful brothers and sisters, all fellow travelers, continuing to travel on this road, a personal path, filled with hope and serenity.
This path has a name, in case you are curious. It’s called the Twelve Steps of Recovery. This path is filled with signs of hope, those spiritual principles which are our guardrails, keeping us all headed in the right direction.
It’s even possible that I might even meet you on this path. I hope.

Hugh S., for the Depressed Anonymous fellowship.

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