Sunday, May 22, 2016

Plans and Changes...

The one thing I can always count on is change. I never put too much trust in plans, because my experience has been they often fall through or at least pan out differently than expected.

Our youngest was set to graduate from college, then right at the beginning of finals a couple weeks ago, he took ill. Some kind of vengeful, viral flu. After trying to push through anyway, he finally had to take the recommendation of professors, counselor, and the nurse, and accept he could not finish. His first worry was, it was an automatic failure of those classes, but was greatly relieved to find out the professors chose to give him a postponement. Such good news! It looks like he'll be able to complete exams and final papers without having to return in the fall. Either way, I believe things work out the way they are meant to. It's just hard accepting it when you're in the middle of a major upset to your plans.

Learning to deal with the changes life brings, is an opportunity for growth. You learn to slow down, reassess, and move forward in a different direction. You become aware change does not mean defeat or failure, but rather another way of achieving your goals. Sounds great doesn't it? Now, I just need to remind myself of this when the next big change comes my way. One thing is certain, changes will always keep coming.

© 22May2016 ajj

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