Art by Richard Johnson
Life continually presents us with opportunities
for achieving what we desire. "Only the first step is difficult."
Each time we sense the possibility of a new direction
in our lives, we are being given a chance to grow.
Sometimes the first step is a big one; sometimes
we start to take it almost without noticing; a dream,
a book, a conversation.
Sometimes growth may come from not taking
what looks like an opportunity. Whatsoever
choice we make we can be challenged to grow.
"The distance doesn't matter." Our road has many
branching paths. What we work and pray for is
the ability to see those steps clearly, and
the strength to take a difficult first step.