Monday, November 17, 2014
Just got off another conference call with grand plans for our group.
Why is it that every time we get off one of these calls we have a full agenda yet nothing happens? Is it that we just get
too busy reacting to what we get hit with during the day? Maybe it's because stuff happens.
Well for me no more! As a single father, I am tired of dirty dishes in the sink. No more waiting
for the last moment to check the kid's homework, rushing to get them ready for school and off to the office. It's time to
plan out the week and do laundry in small batches compare to a growing pile of cloths gathering in each of the bed rooms resulting
in a marathon Sunday night cleaning session.
having 5 separate alarms going off in the morning just to get out of bed and start the day. As a family we are going to take
our morning walk, have a well plan breakfast and have time to compare notes so we are all on the same page.
This week is going to be different! We will get our act together! ...Oh just
notice it is raining outside and a cold front is moving in. Maybe I just need another cup of coffee and wait until traffic
dies down before I hit the road...I know I should get the week off to a great start, but I always have tomorrow.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Adventures with unplanned challenges
Just recently I got stranded in Detroit due to a US Air flight. Forcing
me to find a local hotel to stay at my return to the airport at 4:00 AM.
As I started the
process of canceling appointments and reshuffling my schedule, my inner child started to surface thinking how unfair this
It was not until I was in the air looking out the window at the morning sunrise
reflecting off the storm clouds that it hit me; my troubles are nothing compare to what was going on around me.
Sure I could stay in that self pity mode or enjoy the moment viewing the sunrise with a recently acquired new friend
sitting next to me.
Life is too short and we are not that important in the scheme of things
to get so worked up over small changes to our set plans.
By mid morning, I had made a few new
friends. Enjoyed a 30,000 flight to clear my head, and view the start of an amazing day while others still slept.
So was getting hit with a cancel flight really that bad? Yeah it was not planned, but sometimes our biggest adventures
start with a unplanned challenge.
With that thought, I wish you find your next adventure when
your plans get side tracked. Go out and make it a great day!