Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 246, September 7

More than a month ago, my husband and I attended the funeral of a dear friend where a speaker quoted from our friend's journal.  One quote in particular stuck with me.  "What do you do when Plan A doesn't work out?"

I've thought a lot about this.  (Perhaps I've blogged about it before--my poor old mind doesn't retain things as it once did.)  Most of us have experienced Plan As that didn't work out.  Our lives took twists and turns.  We suffered setbacks and tragedies.  What separates those who thrived from those merely survived is how they handled the Plan Bs that life handed them.

I haven't done very well with my Plan Bs.  (Or Plans C, D, E, and F for that matter.)  But I keep trying.  And maybe that's the lesson from our friend: to keep trying.

This I know for sure:  God's hand is in all of our plans.  Our job is to acknowledge it.


  1. Why is it that acceptance of God's will seems so much harder than coming up with my own plan and ramming it through despite its obvious shortcomings and failings?

  2. What??? We're supposed to have more than one plan? I better start planning. :)

    I did love that portion of the funeral where he read some passages from the journal. So touching.