All My Roads Have Led Me To….

Collin Raye – All My Roads

Looking back from
Where I stand tonight
I wouldn’t change
A thing about my life
Wrong turns I
Had to take back
In those crazy years
Could not have been mistakes
If they brought me here


Cause all my roads
Have led me to
This night, this love
I share with you
And though the road
Was never smooth
Life has made me someone who
Could be the right someone for you

I don’t regret
A single broken heart
That taught me what love is
And what it’s not
Someone must have planned
Our two paths would cross
I couldn’t see it then
But I was never lost
Cause all my roads…

Detours, dead ends,
Endless explorations
You were my only destination
Cause all my roads…

Just got back from seeing a movie all alone. The original plan was to see the new “Top Gun with my honey, but something came up, so I opted for the latest Downton Abbey. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had the entire theater all to myself, so I had no worries about people talking or using cell phones or sitting directly in front of me. πŸ˜‰ Sometimes a diversion from the original plan can turn out better than we anticipate.

On the way home, the song by Collin Raye that I shared above came on my Spotify playlist. It started me pondering and led to some deep thoughts. πŸ˜‰ Everything that I have been through has made me the person I am today. Even the bad experiences helped me to learn to deal with the difficult feelings and taught me to set boundaries and to disconnect from relationships that are not healthy for my spirit.

Part of my journey was to learn a bit more independence and to realize that even when I am not in a romantic relationship, I still have value and still love and am loved by many people.

I think ruminating on this and reveling in the relationship I am blessed to be in now has made me more willing to forgive those who have hurt me. Learning to overcome the hurt made me appreciate even more finding someone who would never intentionally hurt me.

I don’t have to forget, but I can forgive.

This last weekend while visiting my Mom’s grave and seeing the beautiful headstone that is finally in place, my sweetheart noted that our moms were born in the same year, mere days apart. This, coupled with the fact that he and I were born on the same date, but different years seems like it has to be more than coincidence. I believe there definitely was some divine intervention that brought us together. I like to think our moms met in Heaven and gave a few little nudges to each of us to ensure that we would meet. It makes me smile to think of them cheering when we “matched” and planned our first date. πŸ˜‰β€οΈπŸ˜‰

While the road has definitely not been smooth, it has made me someone who can appreciate and cherish the special person that I am with now. ❀️

I couldn’t have predicted where this road would lead me. I feel like wherever it is leading, though, I am heading in the right direction. 😊

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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20 Responses to All My Roads Have Led Me To….

  1. Thanks for sharing. Your post reminded me of a song that I played when I worked on the radio by another country artist. Chely Wright had a song called Back of the Bottom Drawer. You can find the lyrics here: https://genius.com/Chely-wright-back-of-the-bottom-drawer-lyrics

    I played that when it first came out, but it means more today than when I first played it. I have come so far. I am who I am today, because of all those things in the past.

    Keep smiling!

  2. Beth W. says:

    I love that! ❀️ Thank you so much for sharing! I find it so wonderful how the lyrics of a song can say so perfectly in a short verse exactly what we need to hear sometimes. Kudos to those brilliantly talented songwriters and the artists who choose to play their songs 🎡 (sometimes one and the same, I know πŸ˜‰) Thank you for telling me about that one. I am listening to it right now. I always appreciate finding new or at least new to me music. 😊 Thank you again for the recommendation. Have an amazing day!

  3. Lenora says:

    Deep, but healthy thoughts😊
    Continue to enjoy & embrace that loving feeling in everything you see & do πŸ₯°

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much ❀ I am so grateful for your love and support and for you helping me to get through some of the darker times. ❀

  4. Simone E says:

    Beautiful poetry! And the song is amazing too. Synched perfectly with your words!
    Thank you for sharing 😊

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much, Simone! πŸ’• Collin Raye has such a beautiful voice and finds songs with the most touching lyrics. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the nice comment. 😊 I hope you have a fabulous day πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  5. JoAnna says:

    Wonderful post! It helps me feel better about my past. I can definitely relate!

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much, JoAnna! I think looking back and seeing that we were strong enough to get through all the difficult times and relationships shows us how tough we are. While going through it was painful, it made us all the more resilient. ❀️ Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ˜Š

  6. Missy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love the different thoughts and emotions that you put into your blog!

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much for reading, Missy. It really means the world to me! ❀️ Looking forward to getting together soon. I have lots more free time now. πŸ˜‰

  7. usfman says:

    So how would this philosophy of making the best of what you got in your opinion apply to travel?
    Did you meet your sweetheart that way?

    • Beth W. says:

      I actually met my sweetheart on Match. πŸ˜‰ But as far as travel, I would say making the most of what I’ve got means that even when I can’t travel to some of the fabulous place I’d love to, I can still visit some of the many places in my area that I haven’t seen before or haven’t seen in a long long while. πŸ˜€ ❀️😊

      • usfman says:

        I have the same idea to stay local when wishful travel does not happen. Good thought you had here.

        • Beth W. says:

          Thanks so much! Sometimes just seeing someone elses beautiful photos is enough to let us travel mentally. If nothing else, it gives us places to add to our bucket lists for when we are able to travel, right?! πŸ˜‰

  8. Janet Alcorn says:

    This is such a lovely post! I love the mental picture of your and your sweetie’s moms in heaven, scheming to get you two together.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much, Janet! πŸ’• I love thinking about that too. πŸ˜‡ I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and to leave such a nice comment. πŸ™‚

  9. BBYCGN says:

    Thank you for sharing, Beth! β™₯️

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