Sometimes decisions come: easy – eggs poached rather than scrambled, black boots instead of brown, while at other times the choices are far more challenging – like naming a child or choosing where to make your home. The really hard decisions, though, are the ones we don’t want to make, the ones we avoid because we don’t like the available options and are holding out for additional choices. Those, well those are the decisions that can haunt a person.
Recently I had to make one of those decisions.
It definitely was one of those really hard choices and more than anything I wanted the universe to tell me what to do. I had already given myself deadlines and conditions to be met and had created mental lists tallying the pluses and minuses of the situation. I was in turns optimistic, hopeful, sad and angry until I finally accepted that the position I was in unsustainable because…
- if you accept less than you want, then you get what you deserve
- when you hold onto something that does not satisfy, your hands are full but your soul remains empty
- it doesn’t matter how much you want something or how hard you work towards a goal if your efforts are not equally met
- life is short and I can’t justify spending anymore of it being less than happy
Last night as I filled the tub with hot water, I reached for a bath bomb given to me by a friend. I couldn’t help but smile as I read the tag: Happiness.
Thanks, universe. I’ll take it.