It’s a fact of life that things don’t always turn out the way we plan. How many times have you made arrangements only to find you have to re-arrange or cancel your arrangements because something’s cropped up?
I never take for granted that if I plan something it will happen, because life and the plans I make will always be open to change. Some things are meant to happen, other things aren’t and there’s usually a reason, a bigger picture.
If we always expected things to happen when we planned them, we would inevitably end up working through disappointing scenarios, especially when the things we had planned didn’t happen the way we anticipated.
We build ourselves up to believe things will happen a certain way and when they don’t, we feel let down. It’s the things we don’t end up doing that we’ve had no control over, where we feel the most let down.
Life is about learning not to assume, not to expect, but to appreciate and understand that some plans aren’t always within our control and that life may often have other plans for us. We must accept that.