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Friday, January 20, 2012

Chapter 1, Page 20, Book 12

If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

John Steinbeck

Fantastic Friday!

Life can hand us some difficult situations which can cause us to feel torn about making a decision that is the right one, versus the wrong one.  Sometimes when you are faced with a difficult situation, the right answer may not always be very popular.  But, as the saying implies, the right thing to do is almost always the right thing to do.  

Next time you are confronted with a dilemma, try using these fantastic old but true tests and your decision may become much more apparent

You have to be able to live with yourself and your actions. If you know that you can wake up the next day and look yourself in the mirror and feel content with what you have done, you are making the right decision.  

The old intuition tactic is tried and true.  Very few of us lack a conscience or don’t carry guilt or remorse from doing something wrong.  When something doesn’t sit well or seems questionable, it is most likely because intuition and the gut know better

Whether or not we grew up knowing our grandparents, we all have a general belief that our elders are wiser and know better.  We tend to want to please our family, show our best qualities and make them proud. When making a decision, think about whether your grandmother or a family member you respect would approve.

When we make good decisions, we are at peace.  It is only when we make poor decisions do we suffer physical stress.  When we feel good about how we live our lives and the choices we make, sleep is much easier.  When we make bad choices, they keep us up at night.  They eat away at us and they make it difficult to be at peace.

  Being at peace is a very good thing.  Being content with who you are and what you do and with what you have is a FANTASTIC thing.

Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma


jack69 said...

Again, good stuff. Good enought to forward to a wayward one.

Thanks, Have a great day. We are headed into the 70's today, with company coming. Nice State Park.

Kath said...

It's always good to rest content knowing, we have done the right thing.I think my sleep is disrupted thinking what I can do next day to please.Have a great week/end Ma,if I don't get to you Sat and Sunday,it is not always possible for me to get online at the weekends,due to company around.Take Care God Bless Kath xx


I have used these rules of thumb, but making decisions, however small, are still difficult for me. I always worry about the outcome. I fret over the silliest things. Have to learn to get a better handle on them. We are expecting 4 more inches of snow tonight. What about you? Stay warm.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, we are to get more snow tonight. It started out very cold but sunny now it is overcast and the snow is moving our way.

JeanJournal said...

Here in Calhoun Georgia, we haven't had any snow yet, just some cold in the 30's weather. I love the snow if I'm not home alone...AND I don't leave the house in bad weather...This is a dreary rainy day...SO I'm about to watch a movie on TV ~ DRIVING MISS DAISY ~ and hope for sunshine on Sat. (All Ya'll are WONDERFUL! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun)~~~Most days~~~I CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!