View From the Road
On a trip north on I-75 this week, I was headed to a small town in Citrus County, Citrus Springs. I turned off the interstate onto SR 48 in Bushnell.
It had been a long time since I had traveled west on that highway and I was looking forward to new scenery. Floral City was about twelve miles ahead and I was hoping that things had not changed too much on the stretch of road just as you approach that nice little community. I was not disappointed. Big oaks on both sides of the road were still there to welcome me back. Covering the road and seeming to go on for a mile, I entered what proved to be an envelope of peace and comfort.
My attitude and my sense of comfort were so enjoyable. It was as if God had directed me into the pathway to heaven. When I approached the end of this Grand Oak archway I felt a renewal of confidence and peace. For a moment, I questioned what had come over me, and then I just decided to simply enjoy it.
The rest of the day was amazing. At each place I had to make a delivery, I was greeted with kindness and genuine friendship. This was a day that I needed. Food for my soul.
The economic climate seems to be troubling all of us now. Although my life has turned for the better, I see hardship for many, and that troubles me.
As this day closed, and I drove back down I-75, I knew that everything was going to be fine. The American people are the hardiest of all, with strength and fortitude beyond belief. The lessons and message in this adventure gave me hope and the inspiration to encourage us all to unite and bring our great country back to what it was and still is.
We constantly look for change; yet, all the elements of success and greatness are found in what we already have. We must look within ourselves to find the answers. That is exactly what our parents did. We have become complacent and lazy. That is not what Americans are. Let us all stand back up and fight for the America that is lazily resting in the shadows.
Remember, The BEST lies within us (US). We have an opportunity to revitalize our nation and be a beacon to others.
My “View From The Road” was inspiring and filled with hope.
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