Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I have a friend in West Virginia, Jami, who not only "Mothers" her own children, but any child who happens to be near by who needs "Mothering." On more than one occasion, I have heard Jami discipline a child who needed it. It was not always HER child! One of her nieces, Brynley, told us that the one phrase she hears from her Aunt Jami over and over is "make good choices."
So many things in life come down to making good choices. Even if you are in a horrible situation, you can CHOOSE whether or not to be miserable. People who have survived concentration camp, can testify to this.
We are living in a time...more than any other time in my lifetime, when it is becoming harder and harder to decide for good rather than evil. We were watching Harry Potter last night (I know I know...not everyone thinks Harry Potter is suitable watching material) and one phrase jumped out at me. It was said by Albus Dumbledore. He said "Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right."
I love that. Most people would say we must choose between what is right and what is wrong. That choice might be a little clearer. Choosing between what is easy and what is right, might not be.