Some times even the best laid plans are foiled by events completely out of our control. Such was the case for our trip to New York City over the holidays. Through minute planning and budgeting, we had constructed a fun-filled, affordable, family get-away. But, much to our dismay, Mother Nature had other plans, and we were forced to abandon all our carefully made plans and adapt to the blizzard she had thrown our way.
Rather than panic, we followed the example of the New Yorkers around us and forged on. No one could drive, so they put on their cross country skis, and went out anyway. Snow too deep for the kiddies – no problem, they pulled them along in sleds. And so we too went out into the winter wonderland. Letting spontaneity take over was very freeing and we had a great time. Did we see the Statue of Liberty as planned? No. Instead, we saw children laughing and playing in Central Park, and people helping each other through the snow. We witnessed fun, light, and love.
What we learned on this trip: When things don’t go as planned, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, and go with the flow! Easier said than done for a control freak like me, but I’m working on it!