Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thankful Thursday, The choice is yours.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about choices. I don’t know why but I have. Over my life I think I have made some great choices. Yes I have made some bad ones too but for the most part my choices have been good ones. I don’t always know what causes me to make good decisions but somehow I just do. Some other people don’t make sound decisions;
Take this guy the other day in traffic. I was in one of those long merge zones where the road goes from two lanes to one. I just happened to be right at the end of the merge zone (which was about 1000 ft long) when traffic came to a standstill. All the cars were in a nice neat line. From behind me, I saw a motorcycle approaching rapidly in the other lane. Apparently he didn’t see the “merge left” sign or he just didn’t care. He continued to speed along and I was starting to think he wasn’t going to stop. I was about 4 feet behind the car in front of me which was also stopped. When the guy got right beside me he simply turned left and pulled in front of me sideways. Now how smart is that?
Shortly after that we started moving and as we got just down the road a bit he proceeded to pass about 20 cars with a sharp turn approaching. There was a double yellow line but he didn’t seem to care. Some people are like that. They just don’t care about themselves or others. Funny thing is when I got where I work he was pulling into the building next to mine just a few seconds before me. I am glad that I am not like that. I do care about myself and others which brings me to my thankful items;
I am thankful that I continue to push myself and workout. I really do want to get into shape and the exercising is starting to pay off. Even though I don’t seem to be losing any weight my pants are getting looser. Sometimes I feel like I just don’t have the energy to do it but I press on. I almost skipped out on my body pump class this week but I am glad I went. It was a good decision to go. The class was packed and it was a lot of fun. I may never be in “great shape” but I keep working at it.
16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
(I keep working on my temple even if it kind of looks like an old shack.)
I am thankful that I have a good job and that I am able to do it well. No matter what or how much my boss throws at me, I somehow get through it. I sometimes think that upsets people around me. They get an assignment and do nothing but whine about it. When I get an assignment I just do it and get it behind me. Yes that leads to more work but I get a lot done and in the end I go home just like the rest of them only with a better attitude. It was a difficult choice to come here because it meant a pay cut but it has been well worth it.
I am thankful that when I was in the traffic situation mentioned above I had the patients not to lay on the horn like a lot of people would do. I had that choice, he most likely had it coming but I made the choice to act civilized and be the bigger person. I know some people who would have even inched forward a bit till they almost bumped him. I will let God handle him.
I am thankful for the rain we had last night. Our garden is starting to look really good and a little rain should make it look even better. The rain also washed away some pollen so I am feeling a bit better today. Although I could take more medications and most likely feel better in the short term I think that it is best to take as few as possible. I am not nearly as drowsy today as I have been. Maybe the worst is behind me now.
I am thankful for all the other opportunities that I have been given. I am a workaholic but that is better than being lazy and not working at all. Years ago, when I just got out of high school I had a really easy job. I didn’t make much money but it was very easy work and most likely I could have stayed there and worked without a care in the world. But instead I made the decision to join the Navy and I think that was a great choice. When I hear about old friends who have done nothing with their lives I know I made some good choices. Ok maybe do know why I have made some great decisions. I had a little help. Thank you God.
I think God gives us choices every day. What we do with them is up to us. I Pray that you are making good choices with the opportunities that God gives you.
Have a great day,