“Look at your life as a beautiful fabric woven from wonderful rich colours and fine cloth. Make a plan, one that is full of obtainable goals for a happy life. Read through the plan daily so that it becomes a permanent part of your thought process.” – Sara Henderson
It is important that we have a plan for our lives. In addition, it is equally important that it consist of achievable goals that we can work towards. Many of us, however, go through our lives without having said obtainable goals, and sometimes even without having any sort of plan. No plan for advancing our career, no plan for improving relationships, no plan in place for achieving financial independence, no plan for improving our fortitude and integrity–nothing in place to help us reach goals that are important to us. Yet when it comes to a night out with friends, or a vacation trip, or even eating out, we will plan every single detail.
Sara tells us to “look at our lives as a beautiful fabric.” And if my life is such a fabric, created thread by thread each day by me, I really have to ask myself, “What threads am I using to weave this fabric?” Do I search for brighter, more colorful, more durable threads, or do I just use whatever seems to be lying around? When we make our plans an integral part of who we are, then we will be finding and using threads that give us those rich, wonderful colors that will make our lives something beautiful to regard from any perspective.
“Make a plan,” and hold steadfast in it. By doing so, you can be sure that the fabric of your life will be woven out of the best materials, created personally by you, each day of your life.
Determine what kind of fabric you are creating in your life–what priorities hold your focus; what result carries you forward.
Questions to consider:
What kind of fabric are you creating–rich with deep and vibrant colors, or just another generic fabric that does not take much effort?
How can you create a plan that will help you to make of your life a very rich and deep fabric?
What is the difference between people who take whatever threads happen to be lying around and those who make sure that they create rich and colorful threads for their fabric?
For further thought:
“The tapestry of life continues to be woven. Occasionally a chance arises to repair an older, tattered piece of the weave. Something happens to jolt our awareness back in time to an event that resulted in tears and rips. With new, more mature vision, we see the circumstances in present time and have compassion for the unclear events of the past. While the new experience is being woven into the design, the old rip is simultaneously being repaired. All is well.” – Bessie Senette