These are some simple ways I have noticed that my family is on the road less traveled. We may not be someplace exotic in terms of location. But we are there internally.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when the days are getting shorter and you continue to venture outside when the sun is going down.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when it is raining, near sunset, and you still go on that hike that you, your dog, and almost 4 year old want so badly.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when you don't turn toward the parking lot sign. You go the other way and see many signs of fall and hope to be outside as much as possible before winter--no matter how wet or muddy it gets.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when the sky is a beautiful pink glow from your house and you want to see why. All the other neighborhood kids are bathing and taking showers and going to bed or are asleep for the school day tomorrow. You decide to take your young child and dog to see the sunset, and you have a wonderful time.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when you take a dozen photos of the sunset and your young child wants to take your picture. You don't argue or worry, but you let them. More times than not it is better than some adults could do.
~ You know you are on the road less traveled when you wake up and both your kids are asleep when the school bus has long gone by. They wake up and you venture the road less traveled again and again without worry about the rest of the world's schedule or curriculum.
Much peace to all who want to be on this road or those who are already here. Cheers to you all!