I was working at my mom’s dining room table and she was in the kitchen clanking around. Doing whatever, making kitchen noises. Then she came around the corner and said,
“Here’s the change of plans. You didn’t know there was a plan, but here’s the change.”
Plans in my mother’s retired Florida existence are always low key and subject to whims—as they should be for her. Not everybody likes change, though. If we don’t know the plan, we stress. If the plan changes, we stress. Maybe we need to step back from that. Sometimes flexibility and following intuition will get us where we want to go.
I’m definitely a girl that likes to know the plan ahead of time! But the Lord has been teaching me lately not only to be flexible, but to be flexible with joy. Quite a challenge for me, to be sure, but I’m making progress. 🙂
Anne, I completely identify! Being an author is certainly one way to learn to be flexible.
I generally like to have life planned out, but I’ve become more spontaneous over the years.
Keli, I think the older we get, the more we realize we control very little. Might as well roll with things!