Deck Chairs

Maybe this is a common phrase to most people, but it was the first time I ever heard it. 

“Stop trying to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic’s of your life.” 

In what way does this strike you? 

Perhaps it means if a ship is going down in life, why keep holding on to it? Or a good mantra for control freaks who try to arrange everything even when it’s impossible. Or on a deeper level, this life is passing, why try to focus on earthly things? 

Unexpected. Yes, that is a good word for so much of life. We may have had only one Titanic in our life, or quite possibly many. Sometimes it’s not even about the ship going down, but how we respond to it—what we do with that event in our life. Does it shape us? 

What are your deck chairs? What are you trying to grasp at instead of looking at the bigger picture? Let go…

“I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you . . . to make each day count.” ~ Jack Dawson