It doesn’t always go according to plan – thank God!
I’ve learnt from recent experience that while it’s good to plan, sometimes we must be grateful when things turn out differently. I made a week-long trip (or so the plan was) to my parent’s place. I had scheduled everything I wanted to do – every day of the week was charted in detail. The plan was after this trip, I was to rush back to get on with other projects my husband and I had back home. Then right in the middle of the week, my mother had a stroke. That meant that all my plans had to be put on hold, as I stayed back for two weeks longer to help with her care!
Those two weeks taught me a lot – about how precious life is, how we must treasure the people we love, how generous my husband was. But mostly I learnt about letting go of my plans because every time the Higher Plan is infinitely better.
I am back home now and all the projects my husband and I planned haven’t begun, because during the time we were apart we realized that everything else takes second place to our relationship. The last few days have been beautiful days of rediscovering each other, enjoying our time together and for the moment not making any detailed plans!!
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
― Allen Saunders
“It’s a funny thing, how much time we spend planning our lives. We so convince ourselves of what we want to do, that sometimes we don’t see what we’re meant to do.”
― Susan Gregg Gilmore
“No matter what the work you are doing, be always ready to drop it. And plan it, so as to be able to leave it.”
― Leo Tolstoy
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
― Mandy Hale