Imagine that your life is a road.
Whether long and winding or short and straight, your life is a road, complete with switchbacks, pit stops, mountains, bridges, crossroads, trial, trouble, and adventure.
On this road, to get from here to the end, you are given one car. Just one, and you must drive. You cannot walk, and you don’t get to pick the car you get. Make, model, color, size, quality, seating capacity, cupholders. You get what is decided for you.
You set out on your journey, face forward, peering intently through the windshield. You are excited! The road of life is good. Your soul is full of hope and promise, “because ROAD TRIP,” and your heart leaps at every single magnificent view as you pass it by. You see amazing things, you feel amazing things, you overcome obstacles in the road in an amazing way.
At the beginning of your journey and well into the middle, your car is like-new and reliable. It turns when you tell it to turn, when your feet reflect the speed of your heart and push the pedal down, the car speeds up and slows down as you’d expect. You sometimes have a few hiccups because of required maintenance, but the car gives back to you what you put into it. When you take care of the car, it takes care of you.
And so you drive.