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Second Innocence by John B. Izzo

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4 Detours: They’re Not What You Expect

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”— Yogi Berra

The best things in life are not in your day-timer and probably weren’t on your ten-year goal list. Although we make plans incessantly, many of the things we look back on with fondness were never in the grand game plan of our life. Our lives often unfold in a myriad of ways that were never part of our well-laid plans. If we are to experience a second innocence in our lives, to reconnect with the joy and wonder of life, we must begin to rethink how we see detours, the inevitable forks in the road that life gives us. Our commitment to our plans can blind us to the very path our soul wants to take us.

When I was a young minister I had mapped out ...

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