2016-07-27 - Travel Buddies
We went on a short trip out of town, for a few days. As we drove, I noticed there were some of the same people along the road with us, for parts of the journey. Some made stops before us, and then later we would pass them. You notice the RV’s and the big trucks with certain company names, some of which travel in pairs as they work together. It’s almost as if you become travel buddies, at least until one of you take a separate exit, going to a different destination.
In our brief vaporous moments in life, it seems that there are people we meet that are also travel buddies. We have some when we are kids, later as young adults, some if we go to college or trade school, some in places we work along the way, people we see in neighborhoods we live within, people working and visiting in doctor’s offices or hospitals we may visit or go to as patients, or if we join places like a gym, a church, or volunteer somewhere. All along the way, these can be travel buddies. We can know some of them in passing, with a smile, when opening a door, waving them on in traffic, engaging in conversation, sharing healthy debate or lively discussion, being in an audience at a concert or a movie or even a comedy show.
In all of these different venues, we can be lights in what can feel like darkened places. We can look out for each other, laugh, cry, and walk alongside of all of our travel buddies. We can embrace who we are, why we are here, and the moments to achieve that end. We can make a friend and be a friend. We can show the love a creator showed us, one moment at a time as we travel. Then, who knows, maybe the people we show love to will do so with others. It would be the biggest “pay it forward,” everlasting!
“Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” (Mark 5:19)
All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted