Often, life does not go according to plan A. Indeed, G-d appeared to have had an ‘original plan A’ – that is, for Adam HaRishon to live in Gan Eden and for His name to be known to all. Yet because of Adam’s sin, the world is now living according to plan B (as it appears to us). Yet, this world of Plan B is still called ‘tov me’od (very good)’ as written in Sefer Bereishis (1:31).
When plan A fails we may feel lost, sad or frustration, yearning for the illusive plan A. However, instead we can transform our yearning and excitement for plan A and apply it to plan B. We can strive to accept plan B and view it as tov me’od, just as G-d wants it be right now.
Feel and heal exercise of the day:
The ‘could have’s’ and ‘should have’s’ can occupy a good part of our life. But think about it, if it ‘could have’ and ‘should have’ then it ‘would have!’ That pretty much sums up plan A vs. plan B.