In his song “Beautiful Boy,” John Lennon sang, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

As we race through our days toward countless self-imposed finish lines, we often trip up along the way.  A job is lost.  A diagnosis is given.  A family member passes. A bad decision is made.  A crisis erupts.  A friendship is gone.

In the moment, it might seem like the end of the world.  Rock-bottom.  A disaster. But the clarity found can be a blessing.  The important things rise to the top of the list and the things that don’t matter melt away.

Some say anxiety arrives when we want life to be different than it is.  And peace is found when we accept that things are unfolding as they should.

Singer John Mayer said, “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

May you find peace in the imperfections and know that it will all make perfect sense one day.