Choose Wisely

Have you ever reached a point or time when you stand in the middle of your kitchen (or living room, it doesn’t matter where) and find your brain full of so many questions and concerns that it takes all your energy and you finally decide to take a step back? I’m sure you have, we all have. That’s what happened to me last week.

No, it wasn’t something so earth shattering that all the blinds, doors and windows had to be closed and locked, but it was something that I had to do simply to settle my soul.  I won’t go into great detail as it is something I’ll only share with those who were involved in those thoughts, if they so choose to listen, but I will tell you this, it was certainly worth it.

I did a lot of thinking, a lot of praying, a lot of digging, a lot of re-evaluating and I sorted out what I wanted. That does leave quite a bit to the imagination for you, but I encourage you to give it a try. You see, we all live in the here and now which is appropriate, but we also have to look beyond that, as next year you’ll be one year older and so forth. Where will you be ten years from now? Will you be alone or will have that special someone at your side?

There are people who are so caught up in the here and now they can’t see the forest through the trees. They hold others at arm’s length because they’re afraid to let them in, afraid of getting hurt perhaps.  I have words of advice for both the ones being held at arm’s length and those doing the deed.  For those being held back; all you can do is be there for them when their ready or when they need someone to talk to.  That’s what I realized this week.  And for those doing the holding, I want to plant this seed; if the people you’re holding at bay mean something be aware that eventually they will, if shoved hard enough, choose a different path that won’t include you.  Remember, right now is the beginning of that path to the future, choose wisely.

Have a great week.