Today I’m thinking about choices, and how whenever we make one, something happens. Maybe it’s good. Maybe it’s bad. Maybe it doesn’t matter, or maybe it does. We might choose to eat pudding for dinner, or pizza for breakfast, or nothing for days and days on end. Or maybe we gorge ourselves, eating everything we see for days and days on a whacked-out junk-food binge. Whatever. The point is that all those things are choices, and they all have consequences.
For instance, if we eat pudding for dinner, we might wake up starving in the middle of the night because our body needs more substance. Or if we eat pizza for breakfast, we might suffer from heartburn for the rest of the day. Or if we starve ourselves, we’ll mess up our metabolism and probably gain more weight than we could ever lose. Or if we binge eat—well, same thing, actually.
But those are small-ish choices. Every day we face bigger, more important choices that will affect our lives forever. Where and how we live, how we act and react, treat others, do with our time, who we love and how we show that love. Every day there are so. Many. Choices. To make.
And also, so many consequences for which we must be accountable.
Accountable. Us. Not everyone else (although, most of the time, our choices do affect others), us.
Regardless of what happens, your choices lead you. And when you get to wherever you’re going, whether it’s a good place or a bad place, it’s not because of anyone else, but because of choices made by YOU.
Food for thought, anyway. Hopefully, it’s more nourishing than the junk-food mentioned above.