One lesson that you may have learnt from life or should learn quickly is that life does not always go according to plan. That would be too easy, a life and too easy a human experience, as it appears that each life must have its struggles.
A marriage does not always go according to plan, the plans we have for our children do not always go according to plan, friendship does not always go according to plan, families do not always go according to plan, work does not always go according to plan and love does not always go according to plan either. That does not stop us from planning and should not stop you from planning, for without a plan there is no direction, even if everything does not go according to plan. I did not expect to get a traffic ticket over the weekend but I did but that is certainly not going to stop me from driving or planning where I go. It means I will just have to be more careful.
Just as life does not go according to plan, so any given weekend or day may not go according to plan.That does not mean that you do not plan for the day ahead either. If you do not plan for the day ahead, then there is no direction to the day and the day is certainly not going to go according to plan because there is no plan.
It is also much easier to plan the day ahead, than to plan a wedding or make a ten year plan. The odds are in your favor in planning the day ahead, because much less can go wrong in a day, than in a five or ten years. This is not to say that you should not have a long term plan and not to say that you should take each day at a time. This is about the now and planning how the now unfolds. How you plan your day and how you make the day ahead unfold could have positive or negative ripples that affect the future.
Do not just wake up and plan to go to work. That is not a plan. That is something that you have to do.
Make your own plans for the day. Make a list of things to do that will give you some fulfillment or will touch someone else in a positive way. Make that overdue phone call or send that text message to someone dear to you or someone you need to make up with. Indulge yourself for a moment.
Some plans you can make that will definitely go according to plan. The more of the simple plans that you can make go according to plan, the more fulfillment you find. The more fulfillment that you find, the more joy you also find. By planning the day ahead, you are ultimately planning for joy.
Have a great week.