Life is a journey ... how's the trip been for you so far?

@fab315 (1242)
Philippines
July 31, 2007 4:04am CST
Life is a journey through many terrain From gardens of pleasure to deserts of pain From an ocean of love to a jungle of hate From mountains of glory to canyons of fate. There's highway for joy and highway for sorrow A road for today and a road for tomorrow So choose your path wisely and walk with care If you follow your heart, you'll find your way there. I've been to the garden and planted seeds there I've been to the desert and felt the despair I've swam in the ocean and drank of it's wine I climbed up the mountain to touch the sky I went to the canyon and started to cry I've traveled both highways, both today And tomorrow I've basked in the joy And wallowed in sorrow My Path has been chosen and I've walked it with care I followed My heart and I'm on my way there So i'll just keep walking til I find what I'm after To Mountains and oceans and Gardens of laughter. by. Leslie If life is a journey my friends, how's the trip been for you so far? Have you chosen which path to go? are you journeying that path now? or you're still choosing which path to go? cheers! :D
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17 responses
• Switzerland
31 Jul 07
A rollercoaster ride. Lovin' every minute of it!
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
It's nice to know you're enjoying the ride. Have fun.. cheers! :D
@bon_jing (88)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Such a nice poem! Very touching, it tickles the emotions. The journey I'm taking today is a more careful one. For when I was young, it was a foolhardy journey for me. A "come-what-may", "wherever the road will take me" journey. Now, as I have aged, I have seen the humps and the potholes and have learned to avoid them. But still the journey I'm taking is as exciting as the days when I was young, for this time, I'm taking this journey with my children. A journey filled with memories that will last me a lifetime.
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
As we grow older we become more wiser. Enjoy your journey with your children. Don't forget to take pictures of every memories you make together. God Bless. cheers! :D
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
Ah......... I seem to have forgotten the "picture" part, was enjoying myself too much. Hahahahaha! Thanks for reminding me.... :)
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
you're most welcome...*smile* happy to remind you... hehehehe cheers!:D
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
my life's journey has been full of joys and sorrows. i have been through smooth and rough roads. i believe no one has experienced travelling all along without having been fallen on their knees once or twice because the road was narrow and rocky. through these i learned and managed to stand up with head up high and became stronger with the grace of God. i considered growth as the surest sign of progress in my life. seeking new ideas and learning from experiences helped me grow and enjoy my journey. as i travel now i use my personal compass to guide me along life's journey. this is my conscience, seemingly a small voice that i usually hear and listen to which path i would traverse. this compass somehow invites me to be more compassionate, kind and honorable for without my compass, i might get lost. it is always important to me that i always bring my compass to make my journey richer and more meaningful.
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
In life sometimes we need to fall and stand up again to be able to appreciate everything and grow. With your compass with you i'm sure you'll never get lost in your journey. Goodluck in everything you do. cheers! :D
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Thanks for the compliment. God bless you too, my friend.
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@chnworld (149)
• India
31 Jul 07
Its very much true that life is a journey...There are different paths to lead a life..some paths are good and some are bad.. for my case i always get confused abouth which path I should choose..but till now I havent faced any problem as I always take advice from experienced people..they can tell you all the hurdles as they have passed throuigh that path you have chosen..so i always meet less hurdles in my path set..
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
People around us, our family plays important key in our journey. It helps that we listen to them and learn from their experiences. Keep listening my friend. Goodluck to your journey. cheers! :D
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
People around us, our family plays important key in our journey. It helps if we always keep an open ear to listen to advices and learn from their experiences. Goodluck to your journey. cheers! :D
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
31 Jul 07
So far not too Bad. God has been very kind to me and my family all these years in our journey..
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31 Jul 07
my name is rich692000, 3 yrs ago I was hit in a dance club, had a stroke and 3 yrs later I have barely anything, and i'm 37 father of two
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
rich692000... be strong. don't give up. always have faith. goodluck. cheers! :D
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Hi fab315! :) Life's journey has been a mixture of bumps and smooth roads for me. When I was in college, I took up Accountancy because I really love Math. The course was really full of pressure and stress and I'm glad I was able to manage to get through it. I was on the right track. After college graduation, I was LOST to where I want to lead my life. I was faced with the hurts and pains of life's realities. I was never really used to that because I lived a very sheltered life since then. With the grace of God, I am able to put my life in place. I have never really reached what I want to achieve for my life. But I'm glad and proud to say that... I'm almost there. ^_^ Take care and God bless! (",)
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Am proud of you too sr0415, i'm pretty sure you'll get there! What you've learnt from the past will help you reach the end of your journey. Goodluck and keep up the good work! cheers! :D
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
Hi fab315! :) Thanks for the encouragement. CHeers, too! *wink-wink*
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
1 Aug 07
at the age of 28, i say, i have chosen my own path with the blessing of my parents ofcourse. the journey had been great for me so far. everything just goes on smoothly. a lot of things had changed and i need to adopt on the new environment i am into now. but adjustments have been easy for me here. maybe because of my understanding boyfriend, friends and my boyfriend's family who loves me and accepts me. i just hope that the journey in the years to come will be nice sailing as well and that whatever difficulties my boyfriend and i will encounter ahead, we will be able to get through them together. anne
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Goodluck to your chosen path. I'm pretty sure whatever humps and bumps you'll encounter in your journey, you & your bf will surpass it. As long as you have each other, the journey will never be boring. Am so happy for you my friend. Goodluck and take care.. cheers! :D
• United States
31 Jul 07
Did you write this poem? Cuz it was really good. Well anyway, the road to life for me has been a complete zigzag. lol. It's a mystery to me. I do enjoy learning as I go but sometimes it can be frustrating, but I guess that's normal. I always say that life's motto should be "if it's not one thing, it's another". Ain't that the truth!
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
It's the truth. Nice motto. I'll keep that in mind. About the poem, i didn't write it, a friend of mine sent it to me. *wish i could compose one.guess i'm poor in that side* hehehe.. enjoy your journey... cheers! :D
@wiccania (3361)
• United States
31 Jul 07
It's been very up and down. Fortunately, there are more ups than downs. Life is a roller coaster... but it's a roller coaster I'm not interested in having any loop-de-loops on.
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Enjoy the ride, well..except for the loop-de-loops! *smile*. Take care.. cheers! :D
@weemam (13389)
31 Jul 07
Hi pal , I love the poem , did you write it? my road has had a lot of twist and turns but nice resting places between , sometimes I didn't get to wait there for long before moving on , now It is a go slow road but interesting , I am learning a lot on my journey though xx
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Hello! i didn't write it.. *wish i could*, i have no talent when it comes to composing a poem like you *smile*. Take care pal! Enjoy every ride... mwahugs!! cheers! :D
@vinzen (1022)
• India
31 Jul 07
Hi, those are very nicely chosen and worded words put across. Life is surely a never ending journey with various ups and down, twists and downs, there is so much life has gievn us and i still expect that life has many surprise still in store for each one of us. We have to live each day to experience it fully. And life is short, so there are no retakes and nothing knowing what may happen the very next second too. The trip so far for me has been very nice, touch wood, but yes it has had its downs times as well, when things seemed going all wrong, but theres always a silver lining, so it keeps me going! I have the faith, and so must each one of you, that all is going to be well too.
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Enjoy your journey. Goodluck. Take care. cheers! :D
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
yes that is true that life is a journey!all of us experienced many situations in our life sometimes we are on the top and sometimes below.we are not the one who do our destiny,God only knows what will happen to us and he has a plan to everyone of us,that plan is not the same with others.it is really hard on how to understand why things happen in our life.all of us experienced many trials,problems,discouragements,failures,and many more but God is always there to help us in times of needs.there are times that we should take a look why those things happen in our life maybe its our fault or it is the will of God for us.we can't say that we are on the top right now because it changes.we should consider things before making a decision and ask wisdom to God so that every PATH that we are trying to walk must be in a sure ball.if there will be some things that might hinder us God is willing to help.He is always there for us and lead us in all our ways.As of now im enjoying my path because i let God to lead me in all the things that i do and i trust him.
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Life is like a wheel, sometimes you're on the top, sometimes you're at the bottom. I'm glad you're enjoying your journey with God as your guide. And i'm pretty sure you're in good hands. Take care and goodluck! cheers! :D
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Mine has it's "up's" and "down's" that I can say, helped me mold to what kind of person I am now. I can be sarcastic at times, hot-tempered on other times, but I can say that all of them are a part of who I am. People who knows me, already took it and understood that side of me. They didn't left me just because of that reason, instead they kept me because I am "good" and "funny" loving person at the same time!;) I can not say that I am already half-way of my life, nor I am done with it. But I am happy to who or what I have had in my life, from past to the previous. As long as I breath, I will continue my journey and learn more of new things to share with people I have met and will meet along the way!;)
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Life will always be full of "ups" and "downs" what's important is we learned from them. Continue your journey my friend until you reach your goal. Who you are and what you've done in your life will be your strength throughout your journey. Goodluck. cheers! :D
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
my journey so far has been so good, the path I've taken was not always smooth, I've been trough rough roads and thorny ones any yet have managed to pass through it. Sometimes I walked barefooted and got hurt but It's ok..I learned from it. Now..I'm walking again but a happy walk..I am holding my husbands hand and we're singing together while we continue to travel in our journey called life.
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
ohhh..that's sweet...holding your husband's hand..walk through life together. Nothing's more wonderful than sharing everything with your love one. Goodluck to you and your husband. May your journey as a couple be full of blessings and happiness. Never let go of each others hand. cheers! :D
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
31 Jul 07
this is a philosophical question, fab! The poem is interesting. I'll say that the trip for me has been a very blessed one so far. I've had a great childhood, parents who stuck it through their marriage through the good and bad, and a happy family now. And I've had varied life experiences, been able to travel a lot, and am currently content with my job and social life. God has always blessed me with christian friends whereever I've been and they have been my source of encouragement in this journey of life. I have not had many hard decisions to make in the sense of choosing paths in life, and my life has not been emotionally tumultuous relationships wise either. I suppose life is a constant journey and we don't know what tomorrow will bring, but that's part of the excitement! and knowing that God is there with us each step whether it's pain or joy is the only assurance I need. :)
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
It seems like your journey is smooth and full of blessings. You're one of the lucky ones. Continue your journey, and enjoy every minute of it. cheers! :D
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
31 Jul 07
this is a philosophical question, fab! The poem is interesting. I'll say that the trip for me has been a very blessed one so far. I've had a great childhood, parents who stuck it through their marriage through the good and bad, and a happy family now. And I've had varied life experiences, been able to travel a lot, and am currently content with my job and social life. God has always blessed me with christian friends whereever I've been and they have been my source of encouragement in this journey of life. I have not had many hard decisions to make in the sense of choosing paths in life, and my life has not been emotionally tumultuous relationships wise either. I suppose life is a constant journey and we don't know what tomorrow will bring, but that's part of the excitement! and knowing that God is there with us each step whether it's pain or joy is the only assurance I need. :)
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• India
1 Aug 07
Yes very nice poem,enjoyed reading it
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Thank you. Goodluck. Enjoy the journey. cheers! :D