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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Follow Your Destiny Wherever it Leads You

Sometimes in life you reach a crossroad, where there is no turning back and a new path has to be chosen. I was standing at this crossroad over a year ago, agonizing over which path to take. My sister, knowing I was at this intersection, gave me a card with an inspirational theme written by Vicki Silvers. I have retyped the inside of the card below.

I kept the card and brought it with me to Italy. In the past whenever I would re-read it it would bring me to tears. Today as I re-read it, it put a HUGE smile on my face. I have never felt more secure in myself and the path I have chosen. I know where I am now is where I am supposed to be in my life. I wish everyone the same peace for the New Year!

There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by.

Life’s circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be. The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan. Beyond any understanding, you may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed, or designed. Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or tried to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all.

Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake off the “whys” and “what ifs,” and rid yourself of the confusion. Whatever was – is in the past. Whatever is – is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here!

Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith, and determination. Keep your head up and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm, and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could have ever hoped to follow.

Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.


  1. This is some great stuff! I needed to hear all of it. Happy New Year!

  2. Val, wishing you the best. Thanks for sharing this once in a lifetime experience with us.

  3. your sister sounds mean, with that card...anyway I think you write quite wonderfully,and you express yourself as a true writer and its really inspiring. keep up thegood work.

  4. I bought this card a few years ago and I still have it. It's my inspiration.