The best laid plans…

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Last week was a definite reminder that plans can change. What I had thought would be a relatively quiet weekend of catching up with errands and a few tech projects, turned into a trip to Louisiana for my wife’s grandfather’s funeral. Amid all the running around and all the family time, I was reminded of how often we try and control every aspect of our lives by planning and scheduling and how, sometimes, life just doesn’t work that way.

On the other hand, I can also remember that when I was at my worst, considering suicide and not seeing how my life could possibly be any good to anyone, that the one thing that kept me going through that was the knowledge that with life, you just never know what’s going to happen. I never could have pictured the life I have today at that time, or really at anytime prior to that, yet here it is. Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you plan them, but that’s what makes life so interesting and adventurous!

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Mike,

    Just found your site I’m thankful for strong people like yourself being out there. An inspiration.

    Anon

  2. deb

    Oh I absolutely agree with that, Mike! I’ve always believed that it’s taken all of the “bad” to get to the “good” in my life. I admire your tenacity and desire 🙂

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