“Things are pretty bad here. … Sometimes I am very unhappy, but less so than I have often been in what were (by external standards) better times.
The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life-the life God is sending one day by day; what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination. This at least is what I see at moments of insight, but it’s hard to remember it all the time-I know your problems must be much the same as mine (with the important difference that mine are of my own making, a very appropriate punishment and, like all God’s punishments, a chance for expiation.)
Isn’t it hard to go on being patient, to go on supplying sympathy? One’s stock of love turns out, when the testing time comes, to be so very inadequate: I suppose it is well that one should be forced to discover the fact!”
~ C. S. Lewis ~
“Mix a little foolishness in with your plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” ~ Horace ~
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
~ Peter Drucker ~
“A plan is a list of actions arranged in whatever sequence is thought likely to achieve an objective.”
~ John Argenti ~
“A man who does plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” ~ Confucius ~
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and here are some who face realty; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~ Douglas H. Everett ~
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes…but no plans.” ~ Peter Drucker ~
“As for the future, you task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery ~
“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan carries a plan that will guide him through a labyrinth of a most busy life.” ~ Victor Hugo ~
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Prayer Keeping ~ Bill ~ GJ ~ Faith and family ~ Donna ~ Stephanie ~ Alexandra Stoddard and family ~ Sandra ~