2.17.2011

decisions...

Lately I'm wandering through the world of thoughts about directions for my life and so forth.  These thoughts and their enormity were feeling heavy, overwhelming, and something occurred to me - maybe these big decisions aren't the ones that impact my life so much. 

Perhaps it is the little everyday choices, the quiet unseen decisions that shape our lives the most.  The hundreds of decisions we make every day should maybe be given more thought.  The choice to eat healthy food, to go to bed early, to smile at strangers, to save the last piece for someone else, to speak and to listen.  I'm kinda thinking these things are the big decisions, the ones that most directly impact our lives.  It all comes down to a quote I love, "how you spend your day is how you are spending your life"...............so very very true.

So, instead of pondering how I want this year and the next five years to go, I think I'll focus more about how to make today a little more magical.

35 comments:

Felicity said...

Terrific wisdom, particularly the last quote.

Also, someone wise once told me that when they were in the midst of making a big, life determining decision, they asked the universe for a sign and the next morning there was a cluster of feathers on their step...sound familiar?

Felicity x

Krystal said...

I think I love this philosophy. I love it.

Maria said...

Oh so very true, and quite well stated. Such a wonderful reminder to be fully present in each moment - for you do not get them back.

Happy Thursday Everyone! Make it a purpose-FULL day!

Stacey said...

Well said and thinking this way enables us to really live in the moment and enjoy each day to its fullest:-). XX

Tess Kincaid said...

I believe in magic.

Teenage Bride said...

Every day could use a little more magic

bronwyn said...

Very wise words. It seems that focusing on the "little" decisions, the "bigger" one would have a way of working themselves out. I'm intrigued by the feather story Felicity mentioned.

kroney said...

I like the photo of the steps leading up.
The Mechtild of Magdeburg quote and today's quote give one food for thought!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Live for the day and the rest of your life will probably take care of itself.

quintessence said...

What fabulous and insightful advice!! I'm going to try and concentrate on this as well!!

vintch said...

one day at a time, sweet friend. i pray you feel at peace about these big decisions coming your way:)

angryparsnip said...

What a wonderful post today and your quote and Weavers should be given out at birth or at lest our twenty first birthday.

cheers, parsnip

Debby said...

Jeanette, I love this! You are such a great writer. I think it is easier to focus on the smaller decisions too... less overwhelming and easier to achieve! xo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Great post, Jeanette. Have a lovely day xxx

MJM said...

I think this is just the reminder I needed today. Love you Momma!

Andrew H. said...

Nice job. I like how the photo fits the text. I will try to focus on the little things as well.

Nicole said...

Wow... pretty profound there! I like it!

Diana Mieczan said...

Bingo! I started doing this a few weeks ago too and it really changed my days. Its all those little things that we can change so our days are more magical:) Hugs and kisses, my dear

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I agree so much!!!
As a lady of leisure I often find myself being asked what it is I do while my monkeys are in school- And it's those moments that make my life- 'I made bread, blogged, laundry and read a great book...'
Lucky for me my husband supports my happiness and creativity- it certainly makes for a more colorful life for him and our monkeys.

Brunch at Saks said...

I love this post. You said something that just struck a chord- it's the simplest things that truly make the biggest impact on our lives. This is spot on- I've never thought of it that way!

Thanks for the fantastic post! xoxo

Delishhh said...

Love this post. Great thinking!

Kristin said...

Living in the moment is a fabulous way to live!

this free bird said...

this is brilliant and, i think, packed with truth. living every moment with intention creates a life filled with meaning and purpose. wonderful post.

Mug said...

Beautiful post!

Reya Mellicker said...

You are very wise.

Julie Smith said...

This is beautiful. What a lovely reminder.

koralee said...

Such inspiring words...let's make today magical my friend...hugs and love!

Karena said...

Lovely thought Jeannette! Take a day at a time... a step at a time and it will all get done!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

styleforlife said...

Love that!
Just write all your goals down and live for today by making sure you are going in that direction everyday.
Its magic.
:-) xxxxx

pamela said...

i better slow down then!
will ponder the reflection, thank you.

Accessories. Please. said...

That is amazing! Such a great reminder that we are making an impact. :)

ag. said...

How did I miss this post? I love it. It makes me feel better about not knowing what to do with my life. Thank you for the inspiration. You've made my night. :)

Cindy said...

This post came at such a perfect time for me. So wise! I was just reading a chapter of "Finding Water" by Julia Cameron where she said "Just do the next right thing, and the big things will take care of themselves." Hearing your message and hers on the same day is an answer to my prayers for guidance, thank you!

dreamday said...

so true, my mind has been wrapped around the same thoughts. it's comforting to know i'm not alone. xo!

Jane K. Schott said...

I have definitely been "shooting from the hip" recently regarding decisions. I am hoping things slow down a bit in a few weeks.

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