Saturday, April 16, 2011
I had a friend - a mentor really who was a generation older and the giver of great advice - who used to tell us to always plan for the future but expect the unexpected. So true! He himself was a man who had planned out his future in great detail but died shortly after his retirement, way too early. He was an illustrated sermon if ever there was one. We continue to quote his many wise statements in our home and I often send up a little message of thanks in the hope that he hears it, or at least senses it.
Many plans have recently been shown to be unnecessary or frivolous. And yet we continue to make them because we need to. We need structure and we need the security of knowing that things will move ahead in a planned way. And we know in the end chaos will ensue, but hey, its all a part of the human state.
Now, I need to go make plans for my day....