“In our lives, things don’t always go the way we planned them. But life is like a big jigsaw puzzle, and as we enter these circumstances, we’re only able to see one piece.” ~Mark Martin …
There will be numerous times throughout our lives, in which things will not go as we planned. And as Rachel puts it, “that is ok,” for there is much more to the situations and occurrences in our lives than we could ever fathom. And by allowing life to happen to us on its own terms, we enable ourselves to become complete–to experience the things we were meant to experience, to gain wisdom and understanding from the places and people we were destined to encounter, to grow into the person that we were born to be.
When we look at our lives as an endless learning experience, we not only change the way we look at the tapestry of our life, but we begin to change the fabrics and the colors that we use when we create it. We learn how to pull threads of wisdom from our torn and tattered clothes. We discover fine gems and riches buried beneath the dirt and mud dumped at our doorway. Essentially, our lives become much brighter and richer as we are filled with more joy and happiness.
Rarely will life happen on our terms. And whether or not we take things in stride, and learn from them and grow, will determine much of how our experience here on earth will unfold.
Discover some positive lessons you can learn from a recent difficult or unpleasant experience.
Questions to consider:
Why do our expectations in life so rarely go as planned?
How do we react when life gives us something painful or unpleasant?
What kinds of things have you learned from your unplanned experiences?
For further thought:
“My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok.” ~Rachel Wolchin