And God Laughs

Man plans. And God laughs.

There is an old saying that man plans and God laughs. Oh and god is laughing right now. I had the next year or so planned out. Because we are taught that planning is good. That is the best way to make sure that your future is smooth. But I have learned that sometimes the more you plan, the harder God laughs.

And so, in life, you must be adapt. After the initial shock and knee jerk reaction panic, you settle in and adapt.  You take a deep breath, pray and make new plans for the new situation. Because life and plans and situations can change in an instant.

There is also a few other sayings – that God will place you where you need to be, especially if you don’t listen the first few times he whispers it. And that the everything you want is on the other side of fear. And that you must get out of your comfort zone in order to accomplish anything. So…I guess I have been told. Because I did pray for God to show me which direction to go. I prayed that he give me a path to follow. And indeed he has.

And that is the thing about life and faith and prayer.  Whatever you pray for, you should be prepared to accept the answer. And so I do. I just didn’t think that it would be such a sudden surprise.  But God doesn’t play dice and he does have quite a sense of humor.

And so I go, adapting. And you can always find the silver lining and good in a situation, even an unexpected one. And already things are exciting. After all, I prayed for this, right? And so I must trust the process and have faith. I must know that that even if I do not know how it will all turn out or where…that is will be good. That there is life outside of my comfort zone. And my comfort zone is whatever I plan.  And God laughs.

Life is short. So adapt to changes. Accept those challenges and adventures that come along the way.  You never know what or where they may lead. And this life isn’t given to us just so we can pay it safe.

Friendships

Everyone has those times in life where things are just a blur. Where company comes and adventures are had, chances are taken and company is plentiful. This is where I have been for a little while. And it has been a blast.

I love having friends friends over, cooking dinners and breakfasts, having comfy beds and warm blankets on which they can sleep. And friends have been coming.  I have visited a few and some of come here. There is something very wonderful about sharing conversations, thoughts and life.

I went camping with dear friends, then a slew of friends visiting. And as I look around, at all the drop ins, and stop-overs, and Hey, can I stays…I realize that life is what you make it. And I set out to make my life so full of love that it is tangible. And here it is. I am surrounded by wonderful ladies who are the salt of the earth. They are loyal, honest and amazing humans that I am proud to know.

Not only is life what you make it, but home is what you make it too.  If you want a hoe where people feel welcome and wonderful, then you must make sure that it is a place where they want to be.  Wine, good food, hot coffee, comfy beds, soft pillows, warm blankets and lots of music and conversation is the key. Making sure that my friends feel welcome is the other.

Friends don’t care if your laundry is done, if the kitchen is clean, if the closet is organized or how long the to do list is. They just care about you, about making memories and good conversation. They care about spending time with you.

Never take those friends for granted, never take those who want to spend time with you for granted.  These are the people who make life worth while.

Life is short. Spend it with friends.