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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road
doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~ H. Jackson Browne

I like this quote.  It serves to remind us that each individual is unique in his or her own way, and that there’s no one right road to getting where we’re going.  It’s easy to attribute someone’s downfall, or even their success, to this or that path on which they traveled — and oftentimes it’s true.  And sometimes it looks like we’ve gotten lost when it’s simply a detour, without which we may not know what we were missing or appreciate what we had.  Or maybe while we’re traveling, we find ourselves distracted by the roadside attractions along the way, making it difficult to stay between the lines.  I like to think of these memory markers as milestones: the moments in our lives which stand out as catalysts for change.  One or more of them might even prove to be a fork in our path that leads us on a completely different journey.  But somehow we all manage to reach the end of the road.

Do you prefer staying between the lines, or taking a few detours along the way?