In the poem The Road Less Traveled, Robert Frost wrote these words at the end:

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

When I read this, I wondered how many of us actually realized that moment in time when we came to the specific crossroad that would change our life for the better or worse. One Side looks easy; you can tell it’s been traveled a lot. This one would take little effort if any at all. Probably would not take as long either. It certainly looks more inviting.

The other side of the road looks hard it hasn’t been traveled much. This road will not be easy to travel. It is going to take a lot of persistence; it will require a lot of effort and hard work. There will be potholes. It will probably take you longer.

Which would you choose? Would it be the easy one or the hard one? Perhaps if you knew what you would find at the end of each road you might decide you would take the harder one. You see, the easy road will probably lead you to unpleasant circumstances where you will make more wrong choices and lead to terrible consequences. The hard road on the other hand if going to lead you to a better life where there will be joy and happiness and a feeling of accomplishment.

About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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  1. Annette Mastron says:

    Road Trip!

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