I don’t remember the name of the CD or the woman, but I’ll always remember what she was saying. She was talking about how most people will go through life only partaking of the things that are easiest for them to obtain.
She went on to say this type of thinking (and living) can apply to everything from relationships to careers. How often do we see this? Two people dating, marrying, and procreating simply because they happen to live or work in close proximity? Or how about taking any job that’s hiring?
How was this impacting MY decisions?
I’m not a fan of buffets. They are usually full of cheap, bad food that’s been sitting around for who knows how long. It’s usually salty and drenched in some sort of sauce to mask the lack of quality. Buffets have two main selling points, they are cheap and they offer you a wide variety in one convenient place.
I kept thinking about what this lady said and I kept seeing a buffet of subpar offerings.
Our lives are simply the collection of our choices.
Life is full of choices.
Life can be a cheap buffet or an open field.
When I was writing, “Celebrate Life 365 Ways” I knew I wanted to include my thoughts on this subject. I pondered all the times I passed on the buffet, hoping that what I really wanted was around the next corner.
For example, when I was 21 I was engaged to “the neighbor”. We had always known each other. Families knew each other. Same school, same church. About three months before the wedding I realized, this wasn’t what I wanted, it was what was convenient! Six months later I was on a plane to do what I had always wanted to do – travel. I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “when are you going to get married?”. Seven years later when I met Derek, I was glad I waited for exactly the kind of husband I wanted!
So I guess the question is, are we going to take what’s under the heat lamps or go hunt down something worth having?
I’ll leave you with this…
“Don’t choose something just because it’s conveniently in front of you. Go hunt down what you really want.” ~From Celebrate Life 365 Ways
p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!