Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Taking the High Road!!

I opened my word processor today with every intention of regaling you with an inspiring anecdote while patting myself on the back for seemingly "taking the high road" in a situation at work. Looking for a quote to support my haughtiness, I came across this one:

"Spiritual growth comes from the sum of all of our life experiences. When we choose to take the high road in situations it is often the result of having taken the low road at an earlier turn along the path."

Dang—arrogance—it is an ugly thing. I outwardly took the high road this time, only because I had staggered down the low road earlier, so never mind. It wasn't that great of an effort on my part after all. It was simply the attempt to resolve what I had screwed up to begin with.

Reflection—think I will get rid of that mirror.

This I know for sure…

3 comments:

Annie said...

Love the picture. Very appropriate. Yeah, the high road. Wish I was more familiar with it. Been reading my old blog trying to get inspiration for my novel and can't say I am pleased with what I see though I can see that I have come a long way from the place I was at. Wish it was strictly by way of the high road but can't.

TigereyeSal said...

Marsha,

This made me laugh out loud! You have brilliantly captured the struggle of self-righteousness versus virtue for its own sake and how well I know that struggle! I hope the simple truth of your wisdom stays with me when I am next tempted by the low road...

Thanks,

Sally

Marsha said...

Yeah well--as for the picture--it only portrayed what I felt like... As for laughing--THANK YOU!!!! There are times where laughing at myself has been the only thing that has made sense.....
This I know for sure....
M