I strode along the downtown streets of my city late last evening and happened upon this quote in the window of one of the little shops that that line the way:
"The lure of the distant is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are." (John Burroughs)
Many a searching soul has left our rugged region with the thought that more will be gained by leaving than by staying on and finding that life-altering opportunity right here in Hometown USA. I have come to understand that distant shores are often just dirt and sand on someone else's home turf.
I'm glad that I can carve out a place of commerce and comfort by seizing the opportunities that present themselves to me each and every day. Truly, the lure of the distant seems unworthy of the journey required to get there and back again.