Sometimes we get so blinded by something we want that we fail to understand that may not be something we need. Sometimes we have hopes that involve other people. We make plans but for some reason or another those plans weren’t meant to be. Sometimes your course isn’t always headed in the same direction as those we want to join us on our journey.
When the realization that someone we really want to walk with deviates from our path it means that maybe we need to walk alone for a while. Even when we have a partner our journey is our own. Sometimes we are headed in the same direction and it is nice to have a companion. We can grow and learn from each other. We can love and support one another but for everyone there comes a point when we reach a fork in the road.
That fork in the road comes in many forms. Some roads end, others move on to new adventures and experiences. There is always a fork. There are always those places in our experiences that require solitude those narrow paths we must travel alone. They are lessons just meant for us. They are designed to offer us periods of reflection and comprehension.
Some of these narrow paths make us feel lonely or isolated. They make us long for companionship. Some people thrive during this periods of solitude while others feel a desperate need to travel ahead quickly to a place when they can once again travel with another soul. For some one companion defines them. Other will have many partners along their journey, each provide a myriad of knowledge and opportunities to expand our understanding.
Having a partner in your journey is a blessing, even if they only keep you company for a little while. We should all appreciate our time with others. We should value everyone and thing that crosses our path. Whether they guide us, teach us or merely keep us company we should appreciate those legs of our journey because they are often too brief.