THE RIGHT PLACE
Every time we visit Utah, we very much enjoy
traveling to the top of Immigration Canyon and
viewing the miles, north and south, east to west
of the Great Salt Lake Valley.
As those wearied pioneers reach this point in their
journey, their leader, Brigham Young, looked over
that barren, desolate desert and said, "This is the
right place." And within a decade, the barren desert
blossomed as a rose.
Speaking of the right place, we have found that it is
very difficult to position ourselves in the right place
and the wrong place at the same time. One place
will inevitably give way to the other. Our lives would
much better off if we would continually strive to be
in the right place at the right time for the right reason.
As we cross the plains of life, or climb its mountains,
or roll down into its valleys, may we always seek to keep
our hearts and minds in the right place...that we too
may blossom like a rose.
(The above article is one of a series of articles
we wrote while taking what became known
to our family in 1977 as our Great Western
Trek, as we travelled from Maryland to Utah.)