We All Have Those Lives

We all have those days.  Yesterday was one.  A lazy Monday afternoon, life plodding along more or less as expected, an email from a client, and suddenly an “all hands on deck” fire drill to address an issue.  After the “fire” was out and I had a chance to catch my breath, the line from Baz Luhrmann’s Sunscreen came to mind (except it was Monday, not Tuesday): “Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.   The real troubles in life are apt to be things that never cross your worried mind.  The kind that blindside you at 4:00 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.”

On reflection, it becomes clear that yesterday’s “fire drill” was handled using knowledge and skills developed in handling many similar ones.  Moreover, I did so while in my fourth month of working at home in the midst of a pandemic that finds me owning several of those masks I used to occasionally see someone wearing in an airport – and scoff at.

What came to mind on further reflection is that at some point along the way I might just come to realize that the “fire drill” is not the oddity so much as the lazy Monday afternoon. Its not that we all have those days.  We all have those lives.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”  Proverbs 19:21

Can’t I at least get an agenda?  An Outlook calendar invite?  A Zoom meeting notice?

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