Last night's meeting topic was on how to deal with chaos in our lives. The chair shared that her life was in chaos because of a divorse, sale of the house, purchasing a new house, and having to deal with children in school--all without any help.
I used to think that the insurance commercial that says, "Life comes at you fast" was funny but there's truth as well as humor in it. The best that I've been able to figure out is that we can't figure life out. It's way too complex and there are just too many variables. I have learned to expect the unexpected and when things become too overwhelming, it's best to prioritize (First Things First) or give something up (Keep it Simple). These are things that help to "live life on life's terms".
Thankfully, I'm an organized person but when dealing with demanding people, organization isn't what's needed. I practice patience to a point but will set boundaries when I need to do so. I also trust that my HP has a plan. Maybe I'm needing some humility, acceptance or courage added to the lesson plans for living. However bad things may seem at the moment they occur, I know that I'll eventually get through the situation and have learned something. As I've heard so many times, the school of hard knocks teaches lessons.