Friday, March 12, 2010

Life Lesson #37: Choices

Sometimes the most obvious truths are "AHA" moments to me. I wonder why I ever had to clarify it for myself in the first place. It's just a quirky thing about me, I guess.

Life Lesson #37:
Seemingly insiginficant choices made now have the potential to imact the quality of your life later. Choose wisely now and you will feel happier, healthier and more peaceful later.

The outcome is determined by the actions.

You reap what you sow.
If you want peace, act peaceful. Stay calm. Don't yell. Show kindness.
If you want to feel healthy, act healthy. Eat good. Exercise.
If you want to feel less rushed, plan ahead. Prepare for the next day. Leave early.
If you want an organized house, act like an organized person. Finish your tasks. Put things away.

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today" - Abraham Lincoln

Practical examples from a real (imperfect) life:

Choosing to pack the kids lunches before bed (now) makes my morning less stressful (later)

Choosing to leave the laundry in the basket for 3 days (now) makes me irritated every time I look at it (later).

Choosing to eat a deep fried chicken sandwich and fries at lunch, instead of a salad (now) makes me feel uncomfortable and dissapointed with myself (later).

Choosing to spend my spare time studying (now) will allow me to feel a sense of accomplishment when I get a good grade on my exam (later)... 100%!

Choosing to yell at my kids instead of staying calm (now) sucks the peace out of my house and makes me feel like a bad mommy (later).

You get the point. Peace. Out.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!


  1. Did you go to chic.fil.a for lunch too? My spicy chicken sandwich with french fries were awesome...and I don't regret it. I mentally prepared myself for this meal now and don't regret it later. bhaha. Nothing crazy, I just let myself go on the deep end on my off Fridays.

  2. Boy I wish I could get to where I can think about later when it's now!! Love this post. I think I'll have to print it out and put it on my mirror.


  3. Great post by Abe Lincoln. I like how you put both sides of the coin in this post.

  4. Girl... I love that. Everything about it. choices.. I just need to make good ones. Man, I sound like I am talking to my girls.:)

  5. This is such a great post. So true, so very, very true.

  6. You talkin' to me? I think you are. OK, no more procrastinating on putting that laundry away. Great post.

  7. OK... this thought in my head is making me laugh... the thought I am about to write ... I promise... it is a real thought ... not a pun!

    The Truth hurts, doesn't it... ;)

    that totally applies to what you are sayin! and I am so with ya! 100%... !!

    thems wise words!

    Just Jenn~