Choosing wisely is something we're taught at a young age. All of our early decisions are easy ones...take the flie or the worm...it's not a hard choice. But as we get older, those decisions become increasingly more difficult. Conscious choice-making can also be called good stewardship. Every big decision we make has an impact on somebody, or something,else; a co-worker, our family, our community, the environment, or the world. Do you always think about the possible consequences of your actions before you act? I know I don't. Let's learn to ask ourselves this question, "Is the decision I'm making going to be good for me and for those around me, not causing harm to anyone or anything?" The answer should always guide your decision. When we care for the things we have, and for the people around us, our good decisions will repay us in kind. The bible, and many other religious texts, tell us, "As you sew, so shall you reap." Karma, as I like to call it, is always a great thing to consider when making any decision...large or small. Try giving each decision a little extra thought, starting today. There are very, very few decisions that require immediate snap decision. So take a few minutes, longer if necessary, and give all your decisions careful thought. Even if the decision is whether or not to eat that last donut just before bed...take a few minutes and think about the consequences of your actions. Sure the donut will taste good now but, in the long run, will you still be happy with your decison when your pants don't fit tomorrow? Probably not. Making conscious choices does take a little longer, but the delay can have a profound impact on your life and will immeasurably improve the lives of those you love, the health of the planet, and may even impact someone you've never met. And that's pretty cool.
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!