These are the things I taught my children from my life experiences
There are two roads in life, the road of success and the road of destruction. Each road is for us to decide which is best for us. The destination on the road of success is happiness. It is a long road and is not smooth; In some places it is rocky, and lots of bumps are along the way. There will be some bumps you will land in that you could not avoid. The jolt you will feel from each of them will be unpleasant, and each jolt becomes a stronger challenge to keep your balance; If you keep your eyes focused ahead, you will be able to stay on the road. The storms you will encounter will challenge you: these are your enemies, but with prayer, you can make it safely through the storms. When you reach your destination, you will find a road that is safe to travel, one that is smooth and filled with the good things in life.
The road of destruction is risky, and some people will choose it as a short cut, to get to the road of success. There are more people who choose this road, than those who choose the road of success. The reason is there are lots of things to attract the travelers and divert them from reaching the road of success.
It is filled with things that are exciting and bring pleasure to the desires of the physical body. It has a way of keeping the people who choose it entertained by the things that appears to satisfy the pleasures of the body, while it robs the mind of the most important things in life: freedom, Love and peace that results in contentment. The people who travel this road made the choice to gamble with their life. For them happiness remains at a very far distance.
Those who choose to travel the road of destruction never find the way to the road of success, because the road of success leads to the destination of completeness; Life, freedom, Love, and happiness that is a peaceful life. This is the spirit of contentment.
On the road of destruction, the storms are greater, the road become too foggy to see ahead, it is too difficult to focus, and is impossible to move forward. Your life is at risk, if you stop.
You become fearful! The bumps have become too dangerous, and are too difficult to avoid; each of them is a warning that the next one you land in could be the end of your life. You are blinded by the fog that has caused your mind to become numb to thinking rational, the fog is showing you evil images, and you feel the unsafety of this road.
We have the ability to make a rational decision for our life, to choose which road we want to take. Each day we have a choice to write the blueprint for either the road of success or the road of destruction for our life. Which road is the best option to choose?
I chose the road of success.
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
Barrier’s Books and Associates