Hey Kid: Burned Bridges

After 45 years, I've learned a few things.  And one of the most important things is to never say never.  I thought I was really smart... I had my whole life figured out by the time I was 20.  Everything that I've hope and wished for has come into my life, although it didn't always look like I expect or arrive at the time I anticipated.  Life has thrown us a few curve balls, but we've been able to turn them into home runs. I've stopped guessing where my life is going.  I still have hopes and dreams, but I'm not limited by them anymore.  Now I just wait to see what wonderful grace will come my way next.

To make the waiting a bit easier, I've learned that it's not a good idea to burn bridges.  You never know when you are going to want or need to cross over them again.  Leave all of your options open whenever possible.  Things change so quickly and so dramatically that you'll want choices.  Don't put limits on yourself by destroying relationships or alienating those who might help you along your journey.  Just because you can't see the value now, doesn't' mean it doesn't' exist.

Burning bridges is a vengeful, unforgiving act and not healthy under any circumstance.  You don't have to cross a bridge again (if you don't want to) but you always want to have a choice.