Yesterday I received a save the date card for a wedding, the groom is someone I have known since he was 3 years old. I just sat and stared at it for a long time, how could he have grown up so fast? How did he become old enough to get married? He was an adorable child and has grown into an incredible young man. He is a credit to his parents, hard-working, intelligent, well-mannered and ambitious. I hope his bride to be and her kin appreciate the kind of person that is marrying into their family.
Still the whole thing has brought home how fast time is going by, my own children are adults, making adult decisions. Mostly without my input, and doing a fantastic job of it I might add. I know I have said it before, and I will say it a million times after, I am amazed by them, proud of them and wish I could take full credit for them. However I cannot, they are their own beings, full of life.
With time passing it makes one reflective of their own life, I am no different, I often wonder if I have done anything that has made a difference in anyones life. If I have influenced anyone to do the right thing or make a decision that they would not have made otherwise. I have had the privilege of having had wonderful influences in my life, my grandparents, my mom and dad, my great-aunt Effie, my friends and yes even my children. If you have had someone influence your decision-making for the better I would love to hear your story. Also if someone has made a difference in your life, I would also love to hear that story.
Most of the time I believe we, as humans, are not aware of the influences around us, that we make these life changing decisions without pondering the aftermath of said decision. We blithely go through life never fully realizing how our actions affect others, I wonder how different would things be if we all took the time to really ponder our choices. Make more informed decisions, think before we act, ponder before speaking. What world we would live in then.
I urge you all to take a day, consciously make the choice to really think about things before deciding, well anything. I hope you will all let me know the outcome of our experiment.