In Others’ Words: Make No Little Plans
I can either plan for more or plan for less.
I want magic to stir my blood, so I’m aiming high in both my hopes and my work. I’m releasing the little plans that clutter my life and I’m opening my hands … my mind and my heart … to the big plans.
Daniel H. Burnham got it right when he said planning big involves both our hopes and our work. Plans are a combination of our so-poweful-even-though-you-can’t-touch-them dreams, which are fueled by hope, and the hard work required to pursue our big plans. Life is never hope or work. It’s yes-and, not either-or.
Maybe today’s quote whispered to my heart because my restless heart is responding to God’s soul-deep command of “Come follow me into the ‘more’ I have waiting for you, child.”
These past few months I’ve waited and waited, asking “Where are we going, God?” Yesterday I took my first steps in following Him, knowing I was moving into the BIG, even though I don’t quite know what it is yet.
I’m calm … excited … hope-filled … and ready for the work ahead.
In Your Words: What big plans are you pursuing that stir your blood with magic?