The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The Road Not Taken is one of my favorite poems and the principles and lessons learned from it have proven to benefit me in numerous ways. Do you have a favorite quote or poem? Is there a writer that you admire that speaks closely to your feelings and emotions? I had a friend recently who sent me the quote below on a day that I really needed to hear it. Almost like she was reading my mind or something without me having to say anything and I have it at my desk to remind me the powerful meaning behind words. Here it is:
May there be peace within you.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.