Destiny – the Shortest Path to Where You Don’t Want to Be

Good morning!  I hope your Monday is starting off well.

Reusable toilet paper.  Can I get an amen?  Yeah, I just wanted to grab your attention.  That was the topic of a story on the news this morning, right after a segment about the resurgence of paper maps.  We’re saving trees on one end, and killing them on the other.  What gives? 

Everything old comes around again.  I’m still waiting for powder-blue leisure suits to come back in style.  Yes, I had one.  And no, I couldn’t get one leg in those pants, much less my whole butt.  Guess that’s God’s way of keeping me from making an even bigger fool of myself.

I still keep paper maps in the RV.  Okay, I also use a GPS.  It’s not like I need the directions, unless I’m trying to stay on I-75 through Atlanta.  Every five seconds – “Be in either of the right two lanes.  Stay on the road.  THIS road.  DO NOT EXIT!  Now cross over all eight lanes and exit left to stay on … you know …”

So yes, maps can come in handy.  But reusable toilet paper?  Folks, I use some pretty good laundry detergent, and that stuff isn’t going in my washing machine.  That’s what laundromats are for.  Of course, my wife is quick to point out that my underwear gets washed.  Don’t think too hard on that.  

Okay, I wanted to start the week on a light note, and it looks like the news beat me to it.  But you know, we take life too seriously sometimes.  That’s one of the reasons I started writing humor 25 years ago.  Okay, it was because I’m not an expert in anything else.  Sometimes, you play the hand you’re dealt.

It’s what some folks call destiny … the notion that we’re born into a certain life, and we’re pre-ordained to fulfill that destiny.  Well, let me just get this out.  Destiny sucks!  Destiny is just one more imaginary thing on which to blame our lot in life.  It means life is plowing forward, and we’re just along for the ride. 

Life is what we make of it, and destiny is about as firm as a pile of mashed potatoes.  You can shape it any way you want.  You just have to accept the fact that you’re in control, and then let your dreams paint a picture of the life you desire.

That’s my hope for each of you as we begin a new week.  We’re all on a path to somewhere.  We may not have paved the road, but we can certainly choose the destination.  And once that destination is firmly in your mind, the rest is pretty easy.  Just be sure to bring along plenty of TP.

That’s all for now.  Have an awesome day!

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