Leave A Trail Behind You…
I want to always leave a trail behind me, full of grace and giving. This is my life goal. If I can do that, then surely I will have lived a life of intention for good.
I am a work in progress… always stretching and striving to live beyond what I believe I can do. Trying with all my might to prevail in this never-ending challenge.
It’s hard, people.
Have you ever thought about the trail you leave behind?
Think about it.
I do all the time.
Reflect on your days, and trace back your path…
I’ve been left in the dust, and the mudslinging wrath. I have been showered in grace and lit up with love.
I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of both.
I bet you do too…
There are tough conversations to be had with emotions flying. There are hard lessons learned in self-control versus lashing out reprimands. There are rights to the wrongs, vengeance to the vicious, and defense to the disrespect to be had.
I have left my trails of dust and mud. I have left my trails of grace and giving.
I can only hope that I leave more grace and giving on my trail behind me.
Dust and mud is, well-
And as far as I can remember in my 47 years of living, the dust and mud never really disappear. It never really cleans up nicely, no matter how hard we try.
When I look behind my wake to find love and grace and giving, I also find peace in knowing I did the right thing.
Light lingers too…
So I reclaim my intention on my long trail ahead, with my aim to leave in my wake-more grace and giving.
Even when I want to sling mud and throw dirt.
I will grow in self-control, and gentleness, and goodness…
I will assert with respect and I will continually cover my conversations with prayer.
Because each time I am presented an opportunity to leave a trail, I am convinced that the power of my words and the very breath from which I speak have a remarkable impact.
Yours do too.
When someone lives deeply and loves greatly, there’s bound to be a trail left behind.
Lets leave more light to linger, shall we?