Sunday, August 14, 2011


"I am not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship."
Louisa May Alcott

Life has a way of blindsiding you at the oddest moments.
Many of us have a plan for our lives....or we think we do, then wham....thrown completely off track.

That is what has happened in our neck of the woods recently....everything is going along smoothly then one event happens....not something foreseen and a new life plan is required. is back to the drawing board and you revert to Plan B.
Plan B is not a bad place to be....but it has changed your course.  So you do what is necessary to put it into action....not looking back to yesterdays but making the most of today while preparing for the future.

Going with the flow is what is required here......not swimming against the tide ~~ because if you swim against the most certainly can drown.

Let's all of us stay calm ~ and carry on


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  1. I couldn't agree more Jo. Plan B might not be what we wanted, but I have found that quite often Plan B was the better plan all along.

  2. When the tide is about to take me away, I find it helpful to still my mind and breathe.

  3. I've gone to Plan B so many times in my life that I can no longer keep count. I've found, though, that the older I get, the easier it is to go with the flow.

  4. I will be thinking of you, Jo. Your words are so true!


  5. Plan B has worked pretty good for us this summer. Got to spend time getting to really know my son's fiance, got to spend time with my great-niece. So it's okay. Hope your Plan B works out as well.

  6. At least you HAD a Plan B and didn't have to invent it on the fly. I hope everything turns out for the best.

  7. Sounds like something is going on . . . . may your Plan B see you through.

  8. If nothing ever changed there'd be no butterflies...take care dear Jo.

  9. Life is mostly made up of everyone's Plan B...


  10. Hi Jo, we've had to go to Plan B ourselves as Hubby had a heart attack (fairly mild, thank goodness) last month. That changed a lot of things for us as far as vacation plans and more importantly, involves some life-style changes as you might imagine. But, we'll be okay. That he is doing great now is what is most important. Hope your Plan B turns out to be better than Plan A for you!!

  11. Things often don't go the way I expect but I just shift gears and hang on and try to enjoy the ride. Hope you are doing good. Are you still in Oregon?


  12. a great lesson in life is learning to go with the flow, and knowing that when things change they change for a reason!

  13. I can relate to this. Things seem to be changing in my life... I feel it is time for change, time to turn a page and I definately could use a plan B. Yes, we need to keep calm and carry on.

  14. I agree. You learn to go with the flow or be battered against the rocks. Longevity teaches us a thing or two, if we are inclined to listen.

  15. Certainly good words to live by. I always have a plan B. My hubby thinks I am too much of a pessimist but I am never let down and am always prepared. Thank you for your visit. I hope your plan B works..

  16. Ah my dearest Jo...I am so glad I read this post today! Such deep and knowing words to be certain. "Life has a way of blindsiding you at the oddest moments" This seems to be true for my life these days, but I find my way out of the storm. ~Hugs, M

  17. Whatever it is that's changing for you, I know you'll deal with it gracefully...that's just how you are:) The only thing that changes is change itself, right? Kinda exciting..yes?


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