Decisions and the Ripple Effects

Photo by Simon Matzinger on A nice, snowy, magical road!

When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

Paulo Coelho

I want to touch briefly on decisions but before I do that, it’s December folks! Yay! I can’t believe it’s already December ( honestly, I’m grateful 2020 is rolling away!)

We’ve all been living in the backdrop of the pandemic, and while many lives have changed dramatically, we’ve all been affected by the events of this year, one way or another. It’s been sobering, sad, inspirational, boring, and the list go on. The human cost has been huge, my prayers go to anyone that has been affected by the faceless virus.

On the bright side, we now have a vaccine! (different vaccines, by the way). But like everything in life, many people are pro-vaccine, some are not. (I will be taking the vaccine when it’s available). On my side, I have been very busy as usual but I am determined to update my website as often as possible, starting now.

Photo by Louis on I love the picture of this dude. He’s probably contemplating how to spend the rest of 2020 Covid free! 🙂

Something happened to me recently, it’s just a mundane thing but it got me thinking. It’s true that we may not be able to determine our race, family, or the colour of our eyes, however, there are some decisions we make that will ultimately change the trajectory of our lives.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way to a very important meeting. Before I left home, I decided to check the backdoor again, there was nothing bad in being extra careful but that last-minute decision ultimately changed my day. I was still able to go for my meeting but I was very late, and I hate giving a bad impression but there you go. Some decisions have deeper consequences and could be life-changing, and that is the reason we need to tread carefully and weigh our options before committing to a project or an idea.

We should weigh our decisions carefully. Life has no rewind timer. Our decisions shows the type of person we are and the content of our character. The late Adolf Hitler had friends and followers and they murdered millions of people, and he started by convincing people to follow him.

They made the call. They made the decision. Aptly put, think before you act. Your life may depend on it.

Does anyone have any decisions they made that changed their lives? I would like to know in the comments below.

I hope everyone will continue to stay safe.

Much love to you! Always!! 🙂 🙂

7 comments on “Decisions and the Ripple Effects

  1. Decisions are so important. Like you wrote, there are some things that are simply out of our control and 2020 has been a very crappy year, and I will be very glad to see the end of it. We still have a couple of weeks to go, and Brexit is still hovering on the horizon… Anyway, it’s nice to see you blogging again, and read your articles. See you on Monday, albeit through Zoom! 🙂

    Christy Nelson.

  2. Ste J says:

    Choosing to start a blog has been perhaps the biggest game changer for me…

  3. snowgood says:

    Forty Five years ago my Hi-Fi was stolen. I always used headphones, but when we were about to make a claim on the insurance I was told a claim for a new set of speakers was entirely logical as not many people had a Hi-Fi without speakers. I so wanted the Kef 103 reference speakers, but I hated the thought that I might become a Christian and get a cheque later having deliberately been dishonest.
    I decided be honest – and it was effectively the time I chose to follow Jesus. Many years later I had enough money to buy Kef speakers with my own hard earned cash! I still have them today – and I don’t need to feel guilty whenever I use them!

  4. unclerave says:

    In October, 2019 I – ironically – hit a deer on the highway. A big butt-load of front-end damage to my car. When I took it to the body shop they asked me if I wanted to put in an insurance claim for some prior minor side-body damage too. They tried to tell me I could easily get away with it, but I told them NO. My front-end is now pristine. I still have that minor side damage, but my conscience is clean! — YUR

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