“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan
carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”
– Victor Hugo
A while ago, I wrote a post in response to a poem with a very similar message. HERE And today, as I am beginning my own day with only a vague plan and so many things that need to be done, wishing I was a had a little more structure, or direction, I found this quote. Reading this quote reminded me of my own “thread” from before and suddenly, the day’s purpose is much clearer – even though nothing else has changed. (From that earlier post we discussed that every individual’s thread might be something different, but it is what guides us through our lives; it could be religion, love, family, a career, or something else.)
What I am hoping to say here is that I think it is important to remember the bigger and most important things in our lives even when the small and mundane activities seem to take over. If we keep the things that are closest to our hearts at the forefront of what we do each day and why we do those things, then we can’t really go wrong – even when we have responsibilities and obligations to do so many seemingly unrelated things.