I came across a spot in the trail that was a muddy mess.
At the same time I got there, there was a guy coming the other direction. He decided to go around the mud. I decided to go right through. I made the better decision that afternoon.
As I was going through all the mud, there were some well-hidden, but well-placed rocks that helped me through. There was some overstretching and some balancing to be done, it wasn’t always a sure, clean bet, but I got through it, I came out the other side.
But poor dude. The spots that looked dry…….well, they weren’t. Dude ended up calf-high in the mud.
I might have made the better decision that afternoon, but I’ve been in that muddy mess, more than a few times. Calf-high in the mud, irritated, frustrated and stuck….at times a foot pulled out of a boot. Regretting my decisions.
As I saluted dude and walked on, I was thinking about how sometimes the best way through situations is straight on…...even when they look muddy, messy, and maybe a little scary. Sometimes straight on through is the right call.
Perhaps there’s something in your life that you need to walk straight on through. I deeply hope as you walk through, that there will be some well-placed rocks in your path.
I hope you have an amazing weekend dear friends. I am so deeply grateful for you.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!