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words to chew on

Every day we make decisions. Little ones and big ones. Ones we think are going to change our future and other ones we think are insignificant (funny how often we get that wrong). But we make them, and they are everybody’s to make. And within those decisions we trust ourselves to make the best one we can at that moment in time. We make the decision that feels right to us, for whatever reason. But we aren’t the only ones that are affected by these decisions, and so everyone else that is affected feels like they should have some say, like we should listen to their opinion. We ask for advice and don’t take it. Or sometimes we don’t ask, and we get it anyways. Everyone has ideas about what is best for everybody else.

Well, I’m trying not to anymore. I’m trying to look at it like this: everybody is making the best decision they can for themselves given the circumstances, which makes it the most “right” decision for them, maybe even the only choice that they can imagine. Rarely do we knowingly make poor decisions. I think we’d all be hard pressed to find a person that would knowingly choose failure over success, pain over pleasure, disaster over triumph, heartbreak over love. But we also realize that to know the good, we must risk the bad, otherwise we know nothing and we didn’t even give ourselves a chance. And yet as an outsider, as a person that isn’t making those choices, but who is ultimately affected by them, we often think that failure is exactly what the decision maker is choosing.

Try trusting others choices with as much faith and hope as you trust your own.

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

One comment on “words to chew on

  1. Elizabeth
    February 15, 2010

    good post. especially liked the part about the decisions we think are insignificant, and yet…

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