If your life and plans were snatched away from you due to another person or circumstances, Jeramiah 29:11 reminds us that God has plans for us. I didn’t expect to find myself alone and abandoned as a senior. I spent years praying that God would heal and restore the only relationship I ever had, but both parties must have that desire for a mutual love and a healing. When that didn’t happen, it is time to move on with my life and to see those plans which God has for me. As I prepare to move from a community I have been a part of for over 40 years, the physical and emotional move is difficult. However, what a ray of “sonshine” when I went to the moving company to pick up boxes and I was “gifted” paper and packing tape. It may seem small to some persons, but for me it was a gesture of kindness and thoughtfulness. As I drove away from the moving company with supplies in tow, I shed a few tears and with a whisper on my lips, I “thanked God.” Yes, His plans are perfect, even when we feel our life is hopeless. I Thess. 5:18, means in sorrow, as well as joy.