Go where life takes you

Published 10:32 pm Friday, December 28, 2018

By Toni Dowrey

Life is a great, crazy, trying, fun, hard, wonderful and amazing thing. It can be filled with good or bad. It can be adventurous or stagnant. It can be an easy sail or a hardship. It can be miraculous or unforgiving. It is life. We only get one. We have one time to make it the best we can before the experience is over. We have one time. Our time is now.

Some people wish upon stars but don’t set out to make the wishes come true. Some people are content and don’t want to go outside of the box to make things just a little bit better. Some people make poor decisions that hold them back from what they can achieve. Some people just don’t know which way to go to get started.

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Then you have some people who love to take risks. They seek adrenaline adventure. They plunge where you see no net if they happen to fall. They don’t want mediocre. They want to live life fully to all extents. Simple is not enough for them. They go big, they push to the ends and they exceed beyond expectation.

Our lives are what we make them. We can resist, we can go beyond or we can flow. Sometimes life will put you where you need to be. Sometimes, life will move you. Life will put up barriers. Life will put you on detours. Life will change your path. You may try to resist this. You will feel the struggle with life as you try to make your own way.

You need to decide how you will live your life. You need to decide if you will hold back, push hard or be content. You will need to decide what works for you and what doesn’t. You will need to make choices that you feel is your path. If you are not on the right path, let life guide you. Go where life takes you. Follow the road and see where it leads. Many people have resisted only to one day be guided by life and only then start actually living.

With this said, I was a resister. I used to hold myself back. I stayed inside of my box. I was afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I have since moved out of the box, and I go with life. I am now experiencing life and actually living it. Life is full and fun. It does have its challenges, but I continue to move with it. Right now, life is now moving my husband and I to the Northwest. Although I am nervous, apprehensive and a little scared, I am going. I am going where life is taking me. Follow your path, live a full life, and go where life takes you.

Note: For the last couple of years I have bought basket items for the Obici Virginia Oncology Office. I will be moving, and I am asking if anyone would take this over to help new chemotherapy patients feel loved, hopeful and courageous. If you could get a group to do this, that is even better. I would be much appreciated and the patients would be too. Just purchase items and take to the office. Thank you so very much and may God bless you. Live life fully!

Items for the baskets:

Dollar Tree

Thermometers, crossword puzzles, word find, pill holders, clear gift party bags, puzzles, small books


Hand sanitizer, travel lotions, lip balm, skid proof socks, beanies, small bottles of water


Toni Dowrey is a local motivational author and speaker. Email her at tjjahm@yahoo.com.