The Best Laid Plans

     The best laid plans sometimes need to be put aside.  Holding plans loosely makes this effortless.  I had plans for this entire week.  And I had big plans for one day next week.  All of that sort of got turned on its ear today, but because I have learned to hold onto my plans loosely I can honestly tell you that I really didn’t mind at all.  In fact, I’m very much looking forward to the way things are working out!  I probably sound like a broken record to you all, but do learn to hold your plans loosely. 

     I was planning on a regular day at home today, but by mid-morning my husband suggested that we take the day to finish up our Christmas shopping.  We did the majority of our shopping on line a couple of weeks ago, but there were some odds and ends that we needed to take care of.  So off we went!  We accomplished it all and were home in time for dinner.  I still need to head out one day without my husband to finish up shopping for him, but that is all I have left to do.  Yee haw!

     We had a bit of a mishap in a parking lot this afternoon.  It required my husband to leave a note on another car’s windshield.  When we came out of the store, the owner of the vehicle was loading things into her car.  My husband approached her, told her what had happened and pointed out the note with our information on it, and apologized.  She was so gracious and kind and forgiving.     

     We were planning on going out to look at Christmas lights, a family tradition from our very first year of marriage, one evening next week; but plans have changed and we will now be going tomorrow evening instead.  In fact, my husband has decided that he wants to leave early, take the whole family to a movie, then a fast food dinner, and then out to look at the lights for the evening.  Fun, fun, fun!

     As a result, though, I will be scarce until Wednesday, enjoying some holiday traditions with my family and enjoying every minute of it.

     In the meantime, be sure to enter the drawing by commenting on the last post.  I am overwhelmed with the response to my drawing so far, and I’m humbled and encouraged by all of your kind comments.  Lord willing, I’ll post again on Wednesday.  Until then,

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27
 

 

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22 comments to The Best Laid Plans

  • I told you to get that car checked out last time!!! Remember ?? you said it acted all crazy when you were near starbucks! Maybe that is what happened when copper was driving it?? the car sensed a starbucks???? πŸ˜‰

  • Cheryl,

    Enjoy your time tomorrow with your family. Days like those are the best!

    Blessings,

    Sharon L.

  • serenitycottage2 – :lol::lol::lol:

  • I hope your family has a great holiday outing tomorrow!  Our family also has an annual tradition of driving around to look at Christmas lights (and our trip is usually preceded by a stop at Starbucks for some “festive beverages”)!  Those traditions are what I look forward to most about the holidays.

  • Oh! What fun! A movie, fast food and Christmas lights!!!! What a wonderful guy that Copper is!

    Another lesson in holding onto our plans loosely~boy did I need that lesson this week-AND it’s only Tuesday!!!! Thank-you for such a wonderful blogging sight!

    Have a wonderful, special day with your family!

  • Oh! What fun! A movie, fast food and Christmas lights!!!! What a wonderful guy that Copper is!

    Another lesson in holding onto our plans loosely~boy did I need that lesson this week-AND it’s only Tuesday!!!! Thank-you for such a wonderful blogging sight!

    Have a wonderful, special day with your family!

  • Sounds like your plans are working out better then planned. LOL

    I always have a wait and see attitude about what ever we plan. I have a dad that could change his mind in a instant. Many family vacations were turned upside down because of that. I learned young to take it all “one day at a time”.

    Have fun with your family.
    Rebecca

  • Sounds like your plans are working out better then planned. LOL

    I always have a wait and see attitude about what ever we plan. I have a dad that could change his mind in a instant. Many family vacations were turned upside down because of that. I learned young to take it all “one day at a time”.

    Have fun with your family.
    Rebecca

  • “Hold your plans loosely”….that has been a very valuable lesson for me to learn. I thank you for it!

    Have a wonderful couple of days with your family!!

    Blessings~Bren

  • How wonderful to hear at this time of year of the graciousness and mercy of others. We so often hear all the negative stuff.

    Have you ever noticed when you hold you plans loosely and they get turned on ear that there is an even better blessing in store for you than what might have been…..

    Have a blessed time with your family.

  • How wonderful to hear at this time of year of the graciousness and mercy of others. We so often hear all the negative stuff.

    Have you ever noticed when you hold you plans loosely and they get turned on ear that there is an even better blessing in store for you than what might have been…..

    Have a blessed time with your family.

  • It sounds like some delightful reasons to have your plans changed. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  • Great job on the shopping!! I am jealous though, as I’m not even half done yet. LOL

  • I’m so glad that the lady was gracious to ya’ll.  I have a friend who had an “incident” in a parking lot last week when her 5 year-old opened the car door a bit too forcefully and barely touched the door of the car in the next space.  The lady was sitting in her car at the time, got out, and screamed at the poor little girl and her mommy.  She refused to exchange insurance info. and called the police.  Two hours later, a harried mommy and little girl finally left the parking lot.  She said you could barely see a spot on the other person’s door.  It took my friend several days to calm down. πŸ™

    Have a wonderful evening with the family! πŸ™‚

    Blessings,

    Mrs. C

  • Ugg! I have a feeling that it’s my schedule for next week that made you change your plans! Your great attitude is a wonderful example. Thanks for your continued graciousness in sharing your wonderful daughter!!!

    Have fun tonight!
    Lis’

  • LISA!!!!  *MY* plans are nothing.  What the Lord has planned for me and my family is soooooo much better there is no comparison!  It has been our privilege to be able to send Dani to help you these last few weeks.  I have been thrilled to have such a tangible way to help you and Eric out.  I can already see that having our evening out this week, instead of next, will allow me to take care of some very important things in my home next week, without the interruption of being gone for the better part of a day in the middle of it.  Praying, still and always, for you and baby Grace! ~ Love you, my friend!

  • Enjoy all of the festivities with your family!  I’ve really enjoyed your blog. :o)  SO true about keeping our plans (our lives!) flexible!  God is the best date book and day planner that I’ve ever had. ;o)

    Have a cheerful, blessed Christmas!!

    Kelly

  • You are such an inspiration, Cheryl! Enjoy your fun family day tomorrow!

    Hugs,
    Kelli
    http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com

  • Hold your plans loosely is something I believe I will have to learn… I take things very seriously and if they aren’t followed I can become upset sometimes Your words are a true inspiration and challenge me to become a better person in Christ Thank you for that. Have a fun family outting I will be praying for you. thank you again Friend.

    Tee

  • Hi Cheryl, I just gave you an award over at http://muchforgiven.blogspot.com :wave:

  • Hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family! Ü

  • Hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family! Ü