An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage. ~Publilius Syrus
Everywhere we go we find good apples and bad apples. There are negative people who for many reasons walk a low road themselves and invite us to travel the same path. Because they don't expect clear weather or good road conditions, they never find them. Chuckholes are what they know and chuckholes are what they get. As long as we walk with them, we travel under the same conditions.
There are also positive people, who for equally varied reasons, have chosen to walk the high road. They, too, find pretty much what they expect to find as they mosey along. Mostly they get sunny days, straight routes, and interesting experiences along the way. They don't expect to run into problems they can't handle, so for the most part they don't. Walking in their company gives us the same kind of trip.
We can join either caravan we want to. As long as we're alive we're traveling one road or the other. Shall we define the journey in terms of sprained ankles and lost luggage, or in terms of progress and adventure? The choice would seem not too hard to make.
The quality of my journey is largely defined by the quality of my companions.
H/T: Believing In Myself
1 Corinthians 15:33 New International Version (NIV) 33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”