If you’ve taken a day or even just a few short hours to do some hiking on the Bruce Trail, you would see a fair bunch of these along the way. In fact, most of the trail systems we’ve been on use some version of this to indicate the direction to head in.
Every so often you can get multiple indications of where you are and which way to go. Really?……….now, that looks confusing…….?
For the most part the Bruce Trail is pretty easy to follow, although lately with fall and the leaves coming off the trees, the trail does tend to get covered and unrecognizable.
At those times the trail indicators sure do come in handy.
Much like hiking along the Bruce Trail, don’t we all need indicators of some sort in our lives that help us to see or to tell us……………. “hey you’re headed in the right direction” or “man, the direction you’re heading right now is not good…….time for a change don’t ya think?”
Isn’t it the people in our lives that help us the most? It might be our spouse; maybe it’s a real close life long friend; a brother or sister; maybe our parents who come along and help give us some direction or provide some clarity when we need it.
When we’re out along the Bruce Trail as an example and we seen those symbols along the way, we can be pretty sure they’re correct and guiding us in the right direction.
Why? Because the were placed by people who know that section of the trail intimately.
We all need people who can help us; give direction when needed; or just to encourage us by telling us we’re on the right road. But, those people need to know us; where we are and where we want to go. In other words, they need to know us real well. And I mean REAL WELL.
My experience over far too many decades is that there are scores of people who want to give us direction; all too eager to try and help us; or stop us and get us pointed in another direction.
Here’s the rub though…………problem is……………I’ve kind of felt they don’t really know what they’re talking about and they certainly don’t have my best interests at heart.
Sounds cyclical, but it’s true.
But, if you have just a couple who you can really trust; that know you intimately and you truly know they have YOUR best interests at the forefront….then you’re on the right track.
Just like those directional markers along the Bruce Trail, there are those times we need someone to help give us direction; to let us know we’re on the right path; maybe to help steer us to the better path.
In fact, I think you’d be in a pretty good spot, even if you had only one person.
Yup, we all just at least one person like that in our lives.