Make Plans

I stumbled upon this little gem the other day. It felt so true to me. This year is barely half over and it’s been full of questions. At least that’s what I thought. But the more I sat with the idea I’m starting to think it’s been full of answers just not the ones I like.

I have seen enough struggle in 2016. Life has been difficult at times and had twinges of nearly unbearable at others.

When you’re in these states of almost constant triage it’s hard to look ahead, sometimes we’re afraid to.

We’re so busy trying to stop the bleeding that next month or next year seems too far.

It can be too hard to open yourself up to possibilities.

But what if we did?

What if we tempted fate and made plans?

What if we went against the grain and threw caution to the wind?

What if we keep the life door wide open to it all?

When I get hyper-focused on one situation, one challenge it’s hard to see it clearly. It takes up my whole worldview. When I make plans; when I look to the future it allows for more room in my mind. It doesn’t make the current challenge easier but it stops feeling like a boulder that’s going to crush me.

It begins to feel manageable. Today my heart is heavy with worry and uncertainty but I am open.
Open to what the next great thing is that will come my way regardless of what else might arrive. It makes room for hope that we keep taking it all in. All of it.

Sunshine & Sarcasm,

Lowi & G

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