Preparation is Key

Preparation has several meanings. It can mean planning ahead, making ready for, being prepared or it can even mean a ‘concoction’ or substance. I know what you’re thinking. You went straight from zero to Preparation H didn’t you? That is NOT where I am going with this.

An old phrase comes to mind when I hear that word. It is a line from the poem “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns : “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.”

What DOES that mean in layman’s terms? Or in English for that matter?

It means that many times the plans we have made, the make ready or the concoctions we have conjured up might not work out as we planned them.

They might not. Do not be discouraged…

…because, they might work out…just not with the outcome we expected. And that is ok. I correlate plans that do not work with ‘Divine Sparkle’. And we have absolutely no control over that.

Usually if it is easy…it will go quickly and without a hiccup. This is how ‘you know’.

You may be, like me, one to never hold back from walking through a door that was opened. I’ve never held back! And if the door was closed then you might go on and crawl through the window (read, many times)! Sigh.

Just know that sometimes the door may be closed for a really good reason. Pay attention. Or you will just keep walking into the door and you will hurt yourself.

The best laid plans might not work out. One day you will be grateful. And you will understand it was for a very good reason.

Which is why you should be in preparation. For your future. Be ready. Have a backup plan for things to come. Because the best laid plans of mice and men can and do work out with a plan B…C… or D.

Preparationally yours,

Nadine Bodine

Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎

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