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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Making Good Choices
am the master of my faith, I am the captain of my soul. ~Invictus,
people lose their brains. Lately I’ve seen them scattered everywhere I go.☺
I’m not trying to belittle
of my brains were there with all the rest. I’m just saying that when we act too quickly and
don’t think, mistakes are
made. So stop and take a time out. Consider what is required to make good
Here are some tips:
1. Think about
the future. Does your decision achieve immediate gratification or long term
satisfaction—and not necessarily satisfaction for you, but the greater
the issue, whatever it is, a chance to percolate. Waiting long enough to
consider all options is advisable unless you are in an emergent or urgent
3. Have some
discipline—as much as we would all like to have what we want when we want
it, it’s not always possible.You have to act responsibly and with full
realization that you’ll live with the choice.
You have to act
responsibly for all concerned.
in doubt, I believe it’s wise for each of us to hand over the ultimate decision
to a greater power than ourselves.
While you are in the
process of contemplating your choices, consider three questions as your guide
to making a good and, most likely, best decision:
this choice bring me peace? Consider that short term chaos
may bring better lasting peace because the easiest decision isn’t necessarily
the one that brings the most long term comfort Think about whether the decision
will help surround you with the good, the pure and the positive. Consider whether
if your choice will eliminate toxins from your life, especially toxic people
who drain your energy and your excitement. Will the choice help you to quiet
your raging ego? Being humble is character-building.
Will this choice add to
If your individual,
environmental or situational interactions leave you feeling drained and
lifeless, consider if the effort is worth the stress you are creating for
yourself. Interactions should energize you. People with positive energy share
it, and you can feel an uplift within their presence.
this choice advance my purpose? Most of you know I
follow my calling. Hopefully you do too, but if you aren’t doing what you love
and where God intends you to be, you need to meditate regarding the most
important steps to real purpose in your life. Then, with God’s guidance, follow
Hopefully if we all
abide by this advice, we each will keep our brains where they should be—in our
heads where we can use them to help others.
Bobbye Terry is an award-winning author in both
fiction and nonfiction and has also won awards for her poetry.She penned five published novels and numerous
short-stories in collections with co-writer Linda Campbell under the pseudonym,
Terry Campbell, and since then has written. a couple of dozen books solo as Bobbye
Terry and Daryn Cross.
Her next inspirational book, In the
Stillness, is the story of her journey and how to cope with tragedy