|It's who I am!|
Today is the last day of the year and I notice everyone taking an informal "inventory" if you will, of how the 2014 has added up. What has happened - both good and bad, and what lessons they can take with them going into this next year. Some of us are already making plans for the next year!
Wouldn't it be nice if it were as simple as a mathematical formula, much like preparing a budget? You could look back and see that when a+b=c the end result was D so why don't we all just plan on doing that same formula again in the next year. And if it was hugely successful, let's do it several times over. And share the formula with EVERYONE!!!!
But the only thing we know for certain about our future, is the uncertainty that we can expect! Every day we get up and have expectations. In fact, expectations are one of my favorite things. I love structure, guidelines, ways to show up and be counted (and counted on). But on wrong turn, one misstep on the already slippery slope of life and even the best laid plans can quickly resemble a tangled ball of yarn that is rendered useless for even the simplest project.
None of us can count on OUR plans from one day to the next (let alone one year to the next) what we would like to be doing, yet we spend countless hours in meetings and meetings to prepare for meetings, strategically planning how those years will play out. I wonder if we could see our life play back like a movie (to ensure perfect memory...another thing sadly missing in all of us) how surprised and maybe saddened we would be at all the time wasted.
So this is what I know for sure. I am not going to stop planning - none of us can (the world keeps on spinning) but I will be mindful of the time given and how it's used. And be grateful for each day! Some days may require a grain of salt and always God's grace.
Until next time,
See you next year
#By God;s Grace (BGG)