Planning Versus the Volcano

The recent news about the ash from the volcano in Iceland causing flight delays and cancellations in Europe makes me stop and think about all the things that you can’t plan for in life. There are those in Europe who are wishing for flights to resume to come back home, and others who are waiting on this side of the ocean hoping that their dreams of a European vacation will still come true. Both sides could not have seen delays or planned for an erupting volcano. And thankfully, no lives were lost because of the volcano.

Life is like that – full of eruptions that disturb the planned course of things.  It could be delayed or canceled vacations, unforeseen changes in a career path or family planning, or veering off course in faith matters. In many instances, the best course of action is to try to just hold steady as much as you can and wait for the metaphorical (or literal) ash to settle.

Do any of you have strategies or ways to deal with delays or changed plans in life that you’d like to share with other readers?


2 thoughts on “Planning Versus the Volcano”

  1. I think of the words of Sr. Susanne CSJ who used to say to me: “If you want to see if God has a sense of humor, just make plans.”


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