Two quotes come to mind about what I did earlier in the day.
The first is the classic usually attributed to Albert Einstein.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
The next is a section of a poem by Robert Frost, and I really encourage you to look it up because it is a beautiful one. But it’s the end section, which goes like this:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Their similarities lie in doing the ‘other,’ in not doing the expected or same thing, and taking a risk I guess in whatever it is you feel bound to choose between.
Very simply, I took a walk with baby girl this morning. It was late morning, close to lunch, but we wandered to our little local cafe, got a cappuccino and babycino, she got a cookie, and instead of the normal, ‘straight’ route home…
I asked “do you wanna walk a different way home?”
It was twisty, it was turny… I had to check the maps on my phone just to see that we would in fact still end up on our street eventually!
But we saw different houses, encountered different birds, and amazingly, even bumped into baby girl’s school teacher who was walking her dog!
It was honestly, a breath of fresh air, and all it took was going the other way.
I guess at this time of frustration and same-old-same-old routine, we can’t expect to feel any different if we are always doing the same things, and following the same paths?
Change it up a little. Even if all that means is, another way home. 💖