Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crossroads

We face crossroads in our lives. And how we take the different turns in life, determines what we become. I have made so many wrong turns in my life, turns that will haunt me till the day I die. When we are alone and we turn our gaze backwards, we see that many things happened to us because of the wrong turns we made at crucial intersections of our lives. They made us what we are now. But whatever mistakes and blunders we committed along life's perilous paths, they have become our stern teacher and corrector in life. We pity the person who does not know how to mend his ways after so many bumps and pitfalls in life. He will finish life's race limping home, bruised, battered and unbowed.


Do You Know Where You Are Going To - Diana Ross



24 comments:

kimmy said...

very nice post. i have faced a lot of 'crossroads' myself, and i am proud to say i learned a lot from them and i do believe they made me what i am now, that is, BETTER than i used to be..

MinnieRunner said...

I guess we all sometimes makes the wrong turn. But the thing that matter most is how we correct those mistakes right? God Bless!

sandy said...

What an awesome fall photo! Would like to go walking there right now, looks so peaceful.
Sandy

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Blessed are those who were able to mend their ways because of the the wrong turns they made at the crossroads of their lives. They have become wiser and and more compassionate with others who are suffering from similar wrong turns of life they made at their own crossroads. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

tin-tin said...

honestly, i don't know where i;m going to that's why i'm asking for God's guidance

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Yes, you should ask God's guidance so that you will know His purpose for your life. It's risky to walk through life without a proper road map. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

imriz said...

kuya mel, i remember some lines from my old post, please bear w/ me for eating up ur space...
.....ups and downs, success and failure, happiness and sadness, wisdom and ignorance,...life's choices... we're never given odds...nothing impossible... no cul-de-sacs! http://clarizze.blogspot.com/2008/03/cul-de-sac.html
enjoyed reading ur post:) keep it up.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

i like that song...............ang diyos ang nakakaalam sa lahat kung saan patungo ang buhay natin..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Imriz,
You don't have to apologize for I was so impressed by your post. It was highly philosophical and expressed the inner yearnings of your soul. The post has so many shades of meanings and touched on the kaleidoscope experiences of your life. May I repost it at one of my blogs? Of course you will get the credit for the repost. Just send me your answer via melavilaalarilla@gmail.com. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Yes, I agree with your comment 100%. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MinnieRunner,
How right you are. It is not the mistakes that we make that matter most in our lives but how we correct those mistakes. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sandy,
It is a picture of a typical crossroad during autumn. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Dhemz said...

pretty well said kuyaMel....I think it's human nature to commit mistakes....and that mistake will help us feel and become a better person...sabi nga nila "always learn from your mistake/s"...tama ba yon...ehehehe!

♥GossipMama♥ said...

We are all human and we all made wrong turns in life. Whats important is we learn from it, wrong or right turns.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Yes, you are right. It's but natural for people to commit mistakes. But we must all learn from those mistakes and strive to become better after that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi GossipMama,
Yes, you are so right. Right or wrong turn, we must learn our lessons in life. But sometimes the wrong turns give us better lessons in life because that's where we experience pain. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Pia said...

i have made many wrong turns myself. a lot of them! but now i understand that i am who i am now because of the lessons i learned from those wrong turns. thank God that He is so patient with me, leading me back on track.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
All of us have made wrong turns in life. But when we came to know our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, He led us to the straight path to His kingdom. Now we are all works in progress. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

awalkthroughlife said...

indeed, at some point in our lives we've experienced those wrong turns but somehow have found our way out. glad we are still lucky to have the time to correct our mistakes

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Yes, nobody is exempted from that, taking wrong turns in our lives; but by the grace of God we are able to learn from those harsh lessons in life and move on. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I so much agree Sir Mel. I've done so many mistakes in the past pero no regrets at all kasi if not for those mistakes, hindi rin siguro magiging ganito kalawak isip ko. I've been through alot of heartaches and difficulties as well, pero those experiences made me stronger and become a better person. Syempre if given a chance to correct all my mistakes in the past, why not. Pero I've learn so much from them :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
I love how you make comments. They are so personal and very honest. I must admit I miss Kathy a lot. Both of you make very meaningful comments. We all went through different crossroads in life and we all committed mistakes. What is important is that we learn from those mistakes and became better because of those lessons in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Hearts content said...

I am touched by this post Sir Mel. True, there are lots of crossroads in life and it will make us all overwhelmed. Some will continue life in a hard way, and some continue to seek how to mend the hard ways of life. There is always one way to steer life for better, and that's on how we accept our mistakes, and seek how to become better out of it. There are lots of beautiful ways, but the most beautiful way of all is to seek God.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MelCole,
Wow, what a wonderful comment. I agree with all that you said. Amen to that. I agree with you when you said that the most beautiful way is to seek God. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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