Friday, December 17, 2010

reverb 10: december 10 - wisdom

reverb 10

December 10

Wisdom: What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

Can we just listen to the Vengabus song again? I am brain-fried. That is why I get so far behind with these prompts...or why it would be better to do them one-a-day the way they are intended instead of trying to catch up like this. BUT, I said that I wouldn't harp on the fact that I get behind, so, onward and upward...

I think I have to honestly answer this one and say that I cannot think of ONE wise decision for this year, but I think that I have made lots of little wise decisions that keep me on the right path day in and day out (and then sometimes I stray, but blessedly find my way back again, for the most part).

I try to slow down, to be well-differentiated, to think of the long view instead of the immediate-gratification path. I try to be patient and to be strategic instead of impulsive. I try to be quiet instead of jumping in (especially thinking of church council meetings and other church gatherings for that one.) I try to err on the side of love and kindness and being gracious instead of telling other people when they are wrong and making nit-picky corrections, unless it really is needed. I try to love other people even when they are crotchety and cantankerous. I try to put kindness out into the world when all I want to do is scream and give people the finger.

I think all of those things are wise...

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I agree. Small, wise choices can cahnge our lives and those of others.