As you journey through life
Choose your destinations well.
But do not hurry there
You will arrive soon enough.
Wander the back roads and forgotten paths,
Keeping your destination in your heart.
Like the fixed point of a compass.
Seek out new voices, strange sights,
And ideas foreign to your own.
Such things are riches for the soul.
And if, upon arrival,
You find that your destination is not exactly as you had dreamed
Do not be disappointed.
Think of all you would have missed
But for the journey there
And know that the true worth of your travels
Lies not in where you come to be at journey’s end
But in who you come to be along the way.