Blog 2337 – 03.18.2022
A Good Plan Should Always Include A Back-up Plan Or Two
Despite the humorous, but all too true saying, “Man plans and God laughs” like The A Teams commander we do love it when a good plan comes together. Yesterday, I got a text from an inspection friend that I worked with in Nebraska last year before hanging up my spurs. It was my last rodeo before retiring in December (Texans and Nebraskans both love cowboy talk.). My friend texted me to let me know that the contract agency that we both worked through was going out of business at the end of next month. He wrote and I quote, “You picked a good time to retire.”
Even the best laid plans should always include a Plan B and a Plan C just in case factors arise that plan A does not take into account. One thing you can count on is change and an unwillingness to modify a plan is sure to doom it in many instances. It is often a truism of older people that they abhor change and are forever comparing today to some mythical good old day in the past when things were supposedly so much better. That kind of thinking is nonsense, to me, as is missing out on today too focused on some pie-in-the-sky after life yet to come. The sure fire plan in the pursuit of happiness is to make the best of what each new day brings and to live each day that we are given to the fullest.
My advice, unsolicited and often unwanted, is to hold everything especially our plans lightly, ever ready to let go of what is not working and instead try something that will or as my ever evolving daily mantra says, “I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.”
Your friend and fellow traveler,
No Matter What