– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- Whatever I might have in the pantry or frig becomes a one-time kind of meal.
- Scraps of cloth become a comforter, pillow or something for the wall. S
- craps of wood become art, wooden trays or even furniture.
- Dad, an auto salvage operator took old cars apart. They were scrapped out for usable parts and metal. Some parts were refurbished and resold, others just reused as is on another vehicle.
- Clothes were re-done and handed down. If they were too worn out, the cloth was remade into quilts, comforters or some other useful item (remember cloth dust rags?).
- Mom composted in the garden and turned grass clippings and leaves into flower beds (no pesticides were used!).
Loaves and Fishes – Divine Leftovers
I have been working with a small group in our church where we have been discussing the book Living Forward, A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and get the Life you Want. The authors Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy begin the book by introducing the villain: The Drift. They give their own personal examples of how The Drift led them into this whole life planning thing. I will leave you to read the book to discover these stories. Essentially, The Drift comes in two basic forms:
- Not paying attention or being aware. Going with the flow; letting all the forces around you determine your path and even destination, rather than you taking responsibility and DECIDING.
- Heading in the wrong direction. For whatever reason you have a destination in mind but have never really thought and DECIDED, “am I headed where I am put on this earth to be?”
Start with “Why”
Living Forward Again
A Plan for The Planner
- I have engaged in 5-year planning, annual goal setting and other great visionary guidance on living intentionally for 30+ years.
- I have read and lived Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, used the Franklin planning system and rarely start a week without mapping out where my time will be used.
- In my air traffic career, I have led teams to plan and execute major airspace restructuring and airport master plans both here and abroad.
I Loved every minute. I am a believer in this concept and have seen wonderful results in my life. Continue reading Living Forward – Review, Share, Grow