The Plan

That picture in your mind of how you think things are going to be – yeah – you might as well wad that thing up into a paper basketball and chunk it across the room.

It ain’t happening.

This summer was supposed to be “the” summer. You know – the one before my child’s senior year. The summer that we were supposed to do all the things because technically next summer he is grown.

All the things did not happen. Instead we spent the entire summer at doctor appts for various unforeseen reasons that I’m not even ready to talk about.

But you know what – it was still a good, good summer. We were together. We laughed. A lot. We loved. We ate. We slept. We were content.

I said all of that to say this – life is not always going to go according to [my] plan. Be happy anyways. Life is not always going to be easy – choose to be happy anyways. Life’s GPS will eventually take you down a different road – enjoy the route anyways.

Don’t get so fixated on how you think things should be that you can’t enjoy the things when that doesn’t pan out.

Plan for the best, but prepare for the re-route –

and be ok with it.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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