"It's not the beginning or the destination that counts.
It's the ride in between." ---David Baldacci
The month of December evokes nostalgia. It is easy to be reminded of family traditions and values. If you're lucky enough to attend year end celebrations it is the gathering of people who are there that counts. Many people will be traveling and some stay home for the holidays. Some see things as emotional; other things are fun. Regardless of where you are in life, it really is "the ride in between" that counts.
December is a good time for year-end review and plans for the new year. But no matter where you are in the spectrum of life always remember "it's the ride in between" that matters the most.
"It's not getting from A to B. It's not the beginning or the destination
that counts. It's the ride in between...this train is alive with things
that should be seen and heard. It's a living breathing something--
you just to want to learn its rhythm." ---David Baldacci
To get from A to B will most likely involve transportation. Moving around to get to your destination is a vital part of the plan. Patience and kindness will improve safety for all who travel. Where you're going and how you get there probably doesn't matter to others who are traveling. Regardless of who, when, where, why, or how you're going, when it comes to the most important thing in life, it truly is "the ride in between" that matters most.
Isn't it funny how things change over time and not just with trains, planes and automobiles? Technology and values change too. Just when I felt I could breathe safely when people quit smoking tobacco, I realize drinking and driving still occurs and now there is vapor and legalized marijuana in some parts of the country. Whatever your preference is don't concern me, but distractions and safely does. May you have a happy December. Respectfully, the point is when it comes safety:
"Two people can care for each other but not want the same things."