“Many plans and God laughs.” – anonymous
Saturday morning is the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in downtown Philadelphia. I started training with a group early this year in a high-rise office building in center city to prepare for the 100-floor Century climb. I would climb in the memory of my buddy Billy who lost his battle with lung cancer last year at the young age of fifty-eight. Billy’s daughter Kristin organized the team to raise money for lung cancer research.
“Man plans, and God laughs.” You have to have a plan. Just as important is to accept that life happens and sometimes your plan isn’t what is best for you, regardless what you think. We like to hold on to the familiar. What is familiar is safe. Learn to let go. Letting go opens a world of possibilities.
Saturday I’ll toast Mom’s life with family and friends while I’m climbing for Billy in spirit.