It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chapter 8, Page 16, Book 15

Love is mysterious. Love is tragic. Love is painful. Love is magical. Love is worth it. but most of all... Love may have other plans

August 16th - plan to stay in love

Loving one another is not a one time event.  People fall in love in mysterious ways. And maybe it's all part of a plan

Falling in love only requires a pulse. Staying in love? That requires a plan. If you don’t have direction, you have nothing to aim for. 

  The unpredictability of life is not always so thrilling, however. We devise and strategize. We make plans, projections, and proposals about what we would like to see happen in life, but often they are little more than our best guess. We have no idea what a year, a month, a week, or even a day might bring.

I do realize that we can make all the plans we want, but often the good Lord has other plans for our lives, but we cannot just do nothing.  We need to nurture and take care of what and who we love.

Love doesn’t pay the bills, but a little planning will make sure that you can.

We can plan away, and need to hold those plans with open hands and a heart ready to wait. If we are more focused on planning than living out the plan, we won’t succeed.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived.
This is to have succeeded.


jack69 said...

Love can last forever. We probably haven't gotten thru plan H yet, and still more to go. Yes it is unpredictable, but can be stable, when allowed.
Good entry of course........

betty said...

I love that if Plan A doesn't work, there are still 25 more letters to get through. Always good to have a little flexible in life and a lot of love :)


Mevely317 said...

I, too, love that "Plan A" quote! It made me chuckle and... at the same time remark, "Why, that's right!"