Well, folks. Here I sit at my computer still museless. I am asking myself why did I decide to write this blog in the first place? It seemed like a good idea at the time. It was even turning out to be surprisingly fun. Then my sources of inspiration abandoned me just like that! Full disclosure, I did a bit of the Woe Is Me Shuffle. Fortunately, I remembered Rule #6. I have definitely been taking this whole thing way too seriously. Thanks for your assistance, muses, it’s been a slice. Moving on.
Every moment is a gift. It is the gift of an opportunity, a choice. How will we choose to use each moment’s opportunity? The idea might be to stop, really notice and decide what we want the moment to become. One option might be to experience joyful, grateful, positive, productive moments. Sounds like a plan to me.
Speaking of choices… How fortunate we are to have the freedom to make choices. I do wonder if we are faced with too many. For example, we can go into a grocery and find about 100 types of salad dressings, cereals, canned goods, cleaning supplies, etc. There are countless styles of digital devices. Go into a clothing store to buy a pair of jeans. We are faced with straight leg, boot leg, stone washed, acid washed, boyfriend jeans, Mom jeans, skinny jeans. The lists go on and on.
Research has shown that trying to make the best choice may actually lead to disappointment rather than satisfaction. We make a choice we think is the right or best one, but then we start to wonder if one of the 200 other possibilities might be better. Maybe we didn’t go to all the stores that carry the product we want. Maybe we should go back and check out what we missed. And so it goes. With a bazillion possible selections, expectations of finding exactly what we want run high. However, when we second guess our decisions, we are likely to feel disappointment more than satisfaction.
Back in the day of very limited choices, when something was wrong we could blame the manufacturer, the store, the world. When the choices are innumerable and our purchase is not quite right, the onus tends to land on us. Ugh.
Note: When it comes to choosing chocolates, satisfaction is pretty much guaranteed.
FYI: Today is World Kindness Day. Let’s choose to do an act of kindness.