Friday, December 30, 2011

The Correction Line

(photo courtesy of site)

Do you know what a “Correction Line” is? Don’t feel badly if you don’t….it is an obscure land survey term that is used when a slight correction is needed. You can actually see a correction line when you are driving down the road. For example…you may be driving north in a boring straight line and then seemingly out of the blue, you will come to a sharp corner that will perhaps take you east for maybe 500 metres, followed by another sharp corner that will take you north again, returning you to the original direction of travel. That is a correction line. You might have seen these and said to yourself… “was the road builder medicated at the time?” or “Did someone make a mistake?”. Correction lines are not mistakes, they are necessary to compensate for the curvature of the earth’s surface. If we didn’t have correction lines appearing every now and then, we would have chaos (yes, I will admit that was a bit over dramatic).

Okay…so now let’s go on a wee bit of a journey. Are you willing? What about taking the same principle and applying it your life direction? Instead of the same old, same old resolutions like losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more (all very valid, meaningful resolutions)….instead of making traditional resolutions…why not resolve to create a Correction Line in your life direction. No rules, no one will judge you – this is a gimme. You can take a short diversion to get your life back on track.

What will you do with your “correction”?

Use it for education: Let’s face it….the world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket. If I see one more commercial showing a momma polar bear separated by her babies on an ice flow, I don’t know what I am going to do. During your correction, you could begin educating yourself about the world in which you live. You could educate yourself about global warming and how it has and will continue to impact your life.

Use it to see/look/become aware: Take some time to become aware of the world around you. WARNING! This will involve removing your head from the sand (we are all guilty of this from time to time)

Use it to advocate: Advocate for others less fortunate, who do not have a voice.

Use it to give back: Make your community a better place.

Use it to make a plan: Are you making the most out of that thing called “life”?

So what do you think? Do you want to try it with me? Tell me what you would do with the opportunity?


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