Fork: an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food of any of various agricultural tools. The point or part at which a thing, as a river or a road, divides into branches.
All of us have heard, and used, the term, “a fork in the road.” We use it to give directions. At the fork in the road, stay to your right. The common usage of this term quite often leads to the impression that a fork in the road has only TWO choices: left fork or right fork. But that’s not the case and when we think about the path of our lives, it is imperative that we not limit our thinking in such a way. Continue reading →
Have you ever had one of those conversations wherein someone tells you that you shouldn’t have done something? I used to have such conversations all the time with my dad. He was the absolute best at reminding me of all the bad decisions I’d made. He liked to tell me how different my life would be if I’d just made that OTHER choice. What neither of us ever realized at the time was that the decisions were cumulative. Each decision made is like a fork in the road: if you choose to take the path on the right, then you get more decisions / forks down that path. If you take the left then the same thing happens. What most of us imagine is a future where the paths never intersect and actually the end points get farther and farther apart. But what if the cumulative effect is a juncture of the paths? Continue reading →