Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Choosing is Active, Wishing Accomplished Nothing
Mother's Notebook ~ Choosing and Wishing
I sat on the recliner in my back yard, wishing that I were sitting on the cool, sandy ocean beach a few miles away. I wished, and I wished. But I still remained in my own back yard. Wishing did not move me.
Finally I chose, or "willed" to get up and get in the car and drive to the beach. I was there within fifteen minutes.
Choosing is active, while wishing accomplishes nothing.
Choosing to love someone is an active choice and not a response of wishing or feeling.
Author: Mom ~ Marj
Photo: Newport Beach, Oregon Coast
Posted by La Tea Dah at 9:43 PM
Labels: family, family excursions, journal, quote
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How true, inertia is what changes life for all of us. The act of doing is the difference between extrodinary and ordinary many timesReplyDelete