By Judith Ashley
There is a commercial that shows teenagers deciding where to hide. They choose the garage full of chain saws. We might see that commercial and laugh but there are people who go against their gut instinct and pay the ultimate price.
But I’m not writing about television commercials or those decisions that end so badly. I’m sharing a truth from my own life and observations.
Even simple choices like what to eat or whether to go for a walk have an effect on our tomorrows.
Whether we write today or procrastinate?
Whether we do due diligence with my research?
Whether we read the fine print in a contract?
Every decision we make creates what our tomorrow will be. In some cases, it may not literally be “tomorrow”. Unless we’ve a particular sensitivity or allergy to a particular food, let’s use dairy for an example, the ice cream or whipped cream, whole milk, cheese we eat today or even this week most likely will not show up as a problem.
But if we continue, it is possible that in the future we will have health problems such as
heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight.
Short term gratification can create long term health, financial and other issues because we don’t see that there is an immediate price. Because there isn’t. If we are healthy, one piece of cheesecake is not going to kill us.
What is helping me make some lifestyle changes is reminding myself that the little decisions I make each day, over time, can create problems.
To me it is clear to me that My Choices Today Do Create My Tomorrow.
What current choice are you considering changing so your future is better?
Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul. The first five books in the series are available through major e-vendors and Judith’s Windtree Press Author page and website.
Judith is also on the Senior Teaching Faculty of The William Glasser Institute - International.
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