Choices

There’s a saying that says, “life’s all about choices.” The choices we make each and every day shape our life. Looking back it’s interesting to see how the little every day details, that usually get lost in the more important things, are really what shape our life.

One of my friends and I were recently talking about how we’d met. We were having the hardest time trying to remember, even though we’ve been friends for less than a year! Finally after a few days we were able to narrow it down to one night at a food festival where we happened to bump into each other. Think about how many choices were involved in that one decision: to hang, to go grab dinner, where to grab dinner, what to wear, what time to go, etc. The list goes on and on. It really is amazing how all those little things turn into how you meet some of the greatest people.

Ephesians 5:16-17 (NIV) says, “making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” This is something I try to embody: taking advantage of every situation and seeing it as an opportunity rather than something negative. One example of this recently happened to me. I got chosen for a new position working at headquarters. This is not something I applied for, not something I chose, and definitely not something I wanted. However, I’m trying to see it as an opportunity. Opportunity to learn something new and meet new people; after all, you never know how one small detail may be the start of a great friendship.

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