Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

Do you live with regrets? Are there moments when you think to yourself ... If only I had done this or that? What if I had reacted differently? It's not often life gives us a Re-Do, but we do have opportunities to learn from our actions.
There will always be things we SHOULD do; like exercise and eat better.
There will always be things it WOULD be wise to do: vote to share our voice and obey the laws and the 10 Commandments.
There are the things we are REQUIRED to do; get a driver's license if you want to drive and have health insurance.
Then there are things it would be MORALLY right to do; be loyal, be honest, and be respectful of one another.
There's a lot to remember if you want to live a good life that both you and God can be proud of, but we're human and we're bound to make poor choices and bad decisions and even occasionally do or say things we wish we could take back. We don't get a 'rewind' button. We need to face our choices head on and deal with any consequences. But in the midst of trying to stay on track and remember all the woulda, coulda, shoulda scenarios we need to make sure we also honor the things we WANT or NEED to do. There are things that help curb our mounting anxieties like laughter (or ice cream). There are things that help us clear our heads like fresh air and taking a walk in the sunshine. There are things that help our minds stay active like crafts, crossword puzzles, and taking time for prayer or reading a daily devotional.
Life is full of big decisions and difficult choices, but it also needs to be about creating a healthy balance.
How do you balance your life? What WOULD you do if you COULD? What SHOULD you be doing differently?

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