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Living with decisions


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Every single day, we make decisions.

Some, of course, are easier than others.

Some need to be weighed with pros and cons.

Ultimately we live with those decisions - and the repercussions can either be short lived or long term.... but decisions are what we do everyday, nonetheless.

Not everyone is always going to be happy with the decisions we make all the time, but sometimes, in a pinch, they have to be made, whether you want to make them or not...and we use the knowledge that we have on hand to weigh them with full understanding that not everything is set in concrete because life, let's face it, is a very fluid thing.

How we deal with those decisions after they are made is another beast unto itself...

Sometimes, there is peace.....

Sometimes, there is inner turmoil and doubt....

Sometimes, the inner turmoil is just anxiousness of answering to a higher power - of a judgment that might come.... because despite what we think, someone is always there to judge you...and the judge might even be yourself.

Sometimes, self-doubt in the decision process can be crippling and something that needs to be overcome, because an excuse is the easiest way out... but who is the one paying the price, ultimately?

Learning to live with decisions is a learned practice... it takes strength and determination...and at times, a thick skin to be developed to deal with any aftermath that might be the result. The thick skin will eventually be wrinkled and tough...with slight weak spots here and there, just because nothing is concrete...and we are all human and no one is perfect.

The weak spots are what make us have flexibility too...and heart and compassion, empathy and sympathy.... they are what let us feel and make better decisions for the good of all...including ourselves.
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DWEXCEL 4/27/2014 7:10AM

    Thank you Annie this is something I really needed right now!

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KANOE10 3/25/2014 8:49AM

    That was well said. We are constantly making decisions and dealing with the results and the reactions. It is a learning process to develop strength and a thick skin to deal with reactions. Right now I am visiting my son while my husband is staying at home. This is my vacation time, but not his. He is not overjoyed with my decision, but I know it was a good one for my son and I.

Those weak spots due teach us compassion and flexibility.

I love your analogy with the thick skin..being wrinkled and tough..and having weak spots.
Thanks for a thoughtful blog this am.


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