According to Plan

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

And when they don’t, it’s easy to call it a failure.

You can throw in the towel.
Abort mission.
Start the list of excuses.

OR

You can take this as an OPPORTUNITY for a new plan
that may hold even better results.

Tonight was date night with my little princess.

Plan “A” was to go to the trampoline park and jump for a couple hours. It’s one of her favorite places.

However, within 5 minutes of arriving, her stomach became unsettled and we decided to leave.

Bummer.

So it was off to Plan “B” which was walking along the Columbia River and watching the sunset.

Unfortunately, with the breeze and no jacket, it was too cold for her. So our walk lasted about 50 yards.

Bummer.

So then Plan “C” was to drive a short distance over to the airport to sit and watch the planes land.

This is something that we used to do frequently when she was young and now do rarely.

Bingo!

Great conversations while watching the planes land about a hundred yards away.

Talking aerodynamics and physics.
Talking life.
Talking family.
Talking transcendence.

Her take: “It wasn’t what we thought this evening would be about, but it was still fun.”

Take every turn as an opportunity.

Find new paths.

Find new successes.

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