Day 25

Have I shared a version of this story before?  It’s on my mind today as I contemplate change/opportunity.

A farmer had a  horse. Then, the horse ran away.

Friends and neighbors came by to express their concern, “I’m so sorry!” “This is terrible! ” “What bad news!”  The farmer replied, “We’ll see.”

Some days later, the horse came back with twenty wild horses following! The farmer and his son corralled all 21 horses. and then friends and neighbors came by to express congratulations. “What good news!”  “This is so wonderful!”  “This must make you so happy!”

The farmer replied “We’ll see.”

One of the wild horses kicked the man’s only son, breaking both his legs.

All the neighbors came by saying, “I’m so sorry. This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said, “We’ll see.”

The country went to war, and every able-bodied young man was drafted to fight. The war was terrible and killed every young man, but the farmer’s son was spared, since his broken legs prevented him from being drafted.

All the neighbors came by saying, “Congratulations! This is such good news. You must be so happy!” The man just said, “We’ll see.”

In the midst of change, I start making plans.  And there are those who say that the sure way to make God laugh is by making plans.  Alas…we’ll see!

Writing Prompt:  Just then, my plan to….

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