When I reflect on the weekend and the week I had last week, one common topic was reflected throughout: choices. From the religious school I help out at, to movies I’ve seen, to conversations I’ve had, choices was the reoccurring theme in my life last week. I think it’s something we don’t talk about enough. And it’s a topic I feel is not talked about enough between parents and kids.
What are choices? Choices are the decisions we make every single day. Big or small, every choice shapes your life. Some choices you think about, some you don’t. Some take calculated rationalizing and some are made with a gut feeling. However big or small and however you make your choice, you do it. You choose every day. And if you stop and think about that concept for a bit, it will blow your mind.
So now that you have realized that every single thing in your life is a choice, you now know how important those are. Your choices define your life. So right off the bat, I want to say try and make the good choices, the choices that will make you happy. It might not be the easiest choice to make, but it might be the most worth it in the end. And it’s not wrong to make decisions on a limb based on a gut feeling, I do it all the time. Because my rule of guide is this, if it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t.
Also know the choices you make don’t just affect you, but also the people around you. Choices affect others, whether you know them or not. So when you’re making choices you are not just making them for yourself, but also for those that could be affected. Which is why people always reiterate making good choices not just for yourself, which is important, but also for those around you.
So the next time you are presented with a choice, which could be in 5 minutes, an hour or a day, think about it. Or don’t and act with your gut. Either way, know you are making a choice. And even when you feel like you don’t have a choice, remember you ALWAYS have a choice, sometimes it takes a little more thinking to find an alternate solution.
As always much love,