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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Choices

I had lunch with a friend today and our conversation touched on how complicated life is because we have the luxury of choice. Think about it. Every day we are given the opportunity to do so many different things. We have the choice to move our lives towards or away from a certain direction. It seems fairly straightforward, but don’t you think that when faced with a multitude of alternatives, on which way to go and how to get there, well, it just makes things somewhat complicated?

Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great to have choices. I consider it a blessing to have options and am thankful to be given the chance to take control of my life. But sometimes (just sometimes), it would be great if things were just decided for me. It could be simple things, like sometimes deciding what to wear. Or it could be complex issues, like where my career should be heading. There are times I wish I were 5 years old and someone would just go ahead and make a choice for me. Do you ever feel that way?

It’s interesting how sometimes its easier to decide when there’s only one thing in front of you. Don’t you find it’s sometimes easier to decide what to have for dinner when you sit at the table and there is one dish, already prepared, sitting right in front of you? Rather than have to think about where to eat, how to get there, and then decide what to order? Do you know what I mean?

2 comments:

Jojo_LYF said...

I know what you mean. The choices / decisions we make everyday have consequences and these consequences are either good or bad , I think its the bad consequences are hard to accept. Unfortunately we cannot see the future so we cannot see the outcome of our choices. The only thing we can do is be responsible for our choices and maybe make the best out of it.

When we were kids its easy for our parents to decide things for us, since we don't see the world as complicated as today. I think only God can decide for us and knows which choices will best suit us or make us happy.

Auntie Lillian said...

Joanne, you are so right - sometimes we have too many choices which makes it hard to make our decision. Do you notice that the more people that have to make a single decision - it gets complicated. When its just Uncle Jr. and myself deciding where to eat, it is easy. Add one of the kids to the mix, and its a different ballgame. Oh well... guess that's life.