GPS says turn where??? You’ve got to be kidding!


Some days this thing is just downright frustrating!

And some days it literally saves your tail!

Like today for instance…Today my daughter had a performance a good ways away, in a town I’m not too familiar with. If it weren’t for the GPS she probably wouldn’t have made it there on time.

It’s a running joke that my GPS’s favorite word is, “RECALCULATING.” If I miss the right turn with it directing me, goodness knows where I’d be without it ūüôā

So today is Day 5 of the Gratitude Challenge and I am choosing my GPS as what I’m grateful for.

If you’ve missed any of the other days of the Gratitude Challenge, you can catch up HERE.

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4.

Today my goal was to see my daughter in her spotlight moment. The GPS got me where I needed to be without much side stress. Is that a word, side stress? Hmmm…I’m going to have to remember that one ūüôā

Up on time.

Out the door.

GPS rockin’ and rollin’.

Punctual for the performance.

Absolutely amazing performance!

Back home.

My day in six short phrases. It’s amazing how simplified such a day can become.

If it weren’t for the GPS I probably wouldn’t have seen the places I have. I’m pretty sure I would’ve seen the scenic route though. I suppose it’s the difference between getting where you’re going in the time you’ve allotted versus getting the grand tour? The grand tour can also be amazing, don’t get me wrong. I’m just thankful to have GPS when I need to be present at a predetermined destination, at a scheduled time.

Sometimes you need something, or someone, to say, “Stop, recalculate! You’re going the wrong way!”

But sometimes it’s better to stop, recalculate, and¬†take the road less traveled. Sometimes it’s about having some time to be present in the moment and not be rushed around from place to place¬†trying to¬†get it all done.

¬†“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ‚Äď I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

Other times¬†the answer is not so simple. During these times there isn’t even a right answer.

Be grateful for your GPS when you need it, but don’t let it¬†take over your common sense. In life we need to recalculate, and that’s okay. Just remember there are those moments when the GPS says to make a turn into an open field…hence the title, GPS says turn where???

Just be sure to take the road less traveled when you’re ready.¬†It’ll still be there, waiting patiently for you to have time for it.

Moral of the story…Get your kids where they need to be¬†on time–use the GPS. BUT, don’t let your life get put on autopilot by¬†always referencing¬†an external GPS–slow down, take a detour, and enjoy the ride.

You got this!


P.S. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss


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