The 6th of January was Epiphany, the traditional day when wise men, Magi, from the East came to see the baby Jesus, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For those of you who may be non-secular or religious and are reading this blog, they are the “three kings” the Christmas Carol speaks of. The gospel of Matthew states that after they gave their gifts, they were warned in a dream to go home a different route from whence they came. So the Magi took a different way home.
They went home another way, because the way they had come was now too dangerous. They went home a different way because they were protecting themselves and those they visited from a feckless ruler. They went home a different way because they had been changed. They saw an injustice being done. They saw a king corrupt on power who wanted to keep his position. They saw hope reignited. And that changed them.
“Maybe me and you can be wise guys too…. And go home by another way….We can make it another way.”~ James Taylor “Home By Another Way”
How often do we change direction?
How often can we do an about face?
How often can we learn to see things in a different light or do something in an extraordinary way?
So many time there are things, events, discussions, views change us as well. We all have them. The news stories you hear on television. That inspiration you read in a blog post or story. That idea that sparks a simple goal or gesture to another. Some of them may make us feel small and insignificant. Some of them may blow our minds. Some of them may make us see that our ideas may not be the best. Some may inspire us to do the same or even better.
Because of these moments, we are no longer the same persons we once were. We have had eyes that were opened and moments that have changed our lives. We can’t go the same routes we once did, for those routes no longer work for us. So we learn to go home by another way. We learn a different story to write the next chapter of our lives. And who knows, maybe we will find the magic there too.
Stay magical, friends.
Write your own story.
Find another way home.
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7 thoughts on “Another Way Home”
Absolutely love the path you took here…no pun intended! I’ve been asked if I would make different choices/decisions if I could go back in time for a do-over. First of all…once was enough, thank you. Second…no, I wouldn’t want to. Even if I could avoid the pain/heartbreak of certain times, there were blessings that came out of the darkness and each of those moments adjusted my trajectory to bring me where and who I am today. I guess I needed to learn to go home a different way! 💞💞💞
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So true, we often have to go another way to meet our needs and our wants. There have been times I didn’t know which way to go, but still found a way. I credit my faith, my family and my friends with getting thru some difficult times. Thank you, Kelley.
I realized i forgot to reply to this. You are more than welcome, dear friend. You know all I have struggled with the past five years in particular and where the other half and I are now. I am not the same person that I was then. I know I am stronger and hopefully better. And I know I will not be the same person I am today in five years!
I Love this! I often wonder about paths not taken. “Find another way home”. A simple and an elegant statement which holds so much impact. ❤
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I love your posts. Your writing is so descriptive and invites introspection You always give us things to think about!
Thank you. It does mean a great deal when others tell me they enjoy something I have written!