Is WashYourHandsIngton better or worse than the former state motto, Say WA? I’m no expert but I kinda think Washington state could use a little PR help. At least they win points for creativity.
This photo was taken in the Emergency Room on my unexpected trip with J as a patient. After a scary morning and an uncomfortable afternoon, he is fine and all is well. I didn’t get all the work done that I planned to, but life goes on. It was much more important to sit by J’s side. I had the unexpected surprise of getting to read a chunk of the book I’m desperate to finish, I got a much-needed haircut, and the day ended on a good note rocking out in my Big Band concert last night.
After thinking so much lately about the wisdom of mistakes, I am reminded about the closely-related concept of changes in life, and the importance of adaptability. I like having a map, a compass, and a to do list, but I also like adventure and surprises. Sometimes I need to be reminded of this. Being prepared for anything is really the best preparation. It’s a good day to remember that:
“The only constant in life is change.” (Francois de la Rochefoucauld) “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” (Charles Swindoll) “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” (John Lennon) “Man plans, God laughs.” (Yiddish proverb)