Where is my roadmap? Or, I guess I should ask where is my GPS?
I could use Google Maps or MapQuest, Bing Maps or one of the many device app maps that are available to me.
At times, I ask where is my map?
My generation and generations before me used the Rand McNally paper maps when we traveled. I guess these paper maps are now obsolete; but one can still receive them from their website. If you are interested in a US Map, State Map, Regional Map or any other map, check out Rand McNally’s website – RAND MCCALLY STORE
Recently I was thinking about needing a map for life or maybe the correct word is roadmap. For me there are times in my life I thought I needed a map of sorts – something to help me along the way – something to assist me in finding my destination.
Through my life there have been side destinations that were reached or short visits until I was ready to move again to the final destination. That final destination I am referring to is death.
Death the final destination has been on my mind for all my life and the road to it at times very rough. I need a map to help me and at times it was made available to me in some form.
There is really no map available to us that explains where to go, what turns to make and when we should come to a complete stop before moving again. Yes, I know there are religious texts, self-help books and other printed media that can help us, provide advice, and steer us to a better life.
I ask sometimes, what good is a map going to do for me? It cannot foresee all that is ahead of me on the road; the obstacles, the accidents and the hazards and yes, the detours.
Many times I have driven without a map and just drove being careful along the way and making my way down this road of life. I have made many mistakes; taken several wrong turns and made bad decisions that took me down roads that were dark and filled with unknowns.
I ask that those mistakes, wrong turns and bad decisions not be used against me once the final destination is reached. Today and most likely tomorrow I will continue to make some bad decisions and make some wrong turns and again the road at times will seem long.
There is no Rand McNally Map, GPS or device app, no roadmap or book that explains where to go and what turns to make; just manuals to guide us along the way.