Humps and Potholes

toy car




That’s my car..
I mean my toy car. I bought it as a souvenir several years ago. I’ve taken few shots yesterday and then cropped the edges of one photo for this post.



toy car on the road


We are all travelers heading to a certain destination. We definitely want a pleasant and safe journey. However many times we are interrupted by humps and sometimes potholes along the way.

Author Bo Sanchez made an interesting analogy regarding humps and potholes.

We do not expect potholes. These are the difficulties or big problems we encounter - our house burned down, a family member got sick,  we lost our jobs, etc.  Nobody warns us about this. Therefore we are forced to stop and think things out.
toy car and potholes
On the other hand humps are made deliberately. We allow ourselves to pass though them as we move slowly yet safely.  These are the quiet time for  prayers, retreats or attending masses or worship services. We decide to stop. We think things out not because we are forced to but because we want to. prayers and humps
Going through these humps could be vital for us  to get rid of more potholes. We need some time for quiet reflections so as to avoid any path leading to nowhere and in the process help us find  better ways.   

"We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way." ~Gloria Gaither

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears." ~Glenn Clark

19 comments:

Kartun Netbuk said...

Automatic car, walang driver : )

Roxana Miśkiewicz said...

Nice car :D great post

Ric said...

thanks for the visit Roxana. Have a nice weekend!

Pink Line said...

na-inspired na naman ako sa post mo...nice shot of the toy car parang totoong car lang :)

Ric said...

Thanks a lot Pink Line! Ah parang totoong car ba? Sana lang hehe.. Have a blessed sunday!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I wish you a smooth ride through life. Sometimes there are to bumps and potholes in the road of life.

Ric said...

Yes, Dawn, thanks again for the visit : )

K. said...

I like Glenn Clark words

Ric said...

yes, K, Me too!

Humberto Dib said...

Es la 1° vez que vengo a tu blog, me gustó mucho, con tu permiso, me anoto como seguidor.
Un abrazo desde Argentina.
HD

CRISTINA said...

Great post! Very inspiring indeed.
Cristina.

Ric said...

Thanks for the visit Cristina.

Ric said...

Hello Humberto, I didn't understand your language so i have to look for translation. And this is what I've seen:

It is the 1st time I come to your blog, I liked, with your permission, I signed up as a follower. A hug from Argentina. HD.

Thanks for the visit. I'll visit and follow your blog too. Have a great day to you!

Amanda Trought said...

Didn't look like a toy from the picture, well done on editing. Thank you for posting the quote, they are very encouraging. Have a blessed week. Amanda

Just Be Real said...

Came for a visit. Great quotes and love that car. Blessings.

Daisy said...

I like this post. I like the way you describe humps and potholes and compare them to the problems we face and the time we use to think and contemplate on solutions. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. :)

Ric said...

Thanks Daisy, Just be Real and amanda for the visit. Will visit your sites too! Take care! Have a great day!

joanne said...

Sa first photo, the car looked real, hehe, naloko ako! Love ko yang si Bo Sanchez, galing nya, inspiring as always..

Ric said...

At first nga, akala ng iba, totoo yung first photo... sana nga noh, hehe