the day i decided to wear my veil...with open heart and mind. taking the consequences of being alienated by some of my friends, stop acting recklessly, be responsible for my choices. it turn out to be ok.. I am a better person by taking my steps carefully and my friends realized that i am the same person despite of my faith..I'm thankful for taken the decisions.
I have two best decisions. The first one was not settling down with someone who I did not truly love. I feel I have probably saved myself and him many unhappy years. When people settle in love it usually has an unhappy ending. The second best (new chapter) in my life was starting an online business. I write online and look forward to any alone time to continue to grow and build it. Not listening to close family and friends who questioned me in the beginning. Constantly questioned me. How annoying. Anyway, I now help people in my area. I show them what I do and how I do it and they are following my lead and slowly growing their online business. When I do finally reach my financial goal I am going to teach many others with my big plan. All in due time. New beginnings are great especially when they lead you to pleasant unexpected places. Great question
Learning to drive a tour bus and give tours - For the first time in my life I developed self confidence in my ability to stand on my own, to make good decisions and to grow and learn and share. It taught me public speaking skills, people skills. In remote areas of Alaska and the Yukon we were often miles away from help with no radio or phone contact for hours - people's lives depended on making good decisions ALL the time.
The best decision that I ever made in my life was to continue my education beyond high school. Working my way through college was out of financial necessity but it taught me some most valuable lessons about persistence, perseverance and fortitude. It was was Dr. Benjamin Mays, Educator and Minister who said " the tragedy in life was not reaching ones dreams, but the tragedy was in not having any dreams to reach for".
The day I asked Jesus Christ into my heart and was Born Again February 1992. My life has never been the same. It has been a ride I would trade for nothing. He is my Lord and Savior. If you have not tried Jesus I suggest you give 'HIM' a chance. He will never leave nor forsake you. The world is in perilous times I am grateful I know I will be OK and have a home in heaven when I leave this planet. ( - ; Great Question. Love and Peace skye2day
To go with an inner prompting which went against all commonsense. Commonsense told me I was in a good, secure job; one with plenty of prestige, where I had the respect of my peers, good money and, probably an excellent career path. My inner prompting kept prompting. It took me five years of agonising vacillation and procrastination to finally put in my resignation - a resignation which could not be withdrawn. Such an action didn't bring any short term rewards (though I did feel a huge weight removed from me once that resignation was posted) but I know that by doing what I did it has made me grow enormously soul-wise.
I have made a decision that I think is the best, but it would take long time to see the result of it. I have dedicated my life for my son, who is a special need. I left work,school, and gym to stay home with him and give him all my energy, my time, my thoughts, my savings to spend towards his therapy and do whatever is best for him.
I don't think it will take time to know you did the right thing. All children, especially those with addtitional needs, benefit from one parent staying at home showing them how much you care and love them.
Being a caregiver can be very demanding on a person physically, emotionally and financially. I work at a facillity that provides healthcare for medically fragile children and we a have a free "respite program" for parents that will allow them to leave their child for 2 weeks at our facility. This gives the parents a much needed break from being the caregiver for a special needs child. You may would like check into this for your state health department.
That is very commendable and a big sacrifice what you have done for your son, Nady. I have a gdaughter who was born with spina bifida. Her parents have had to give up their own desires and needs to take care of her. Lily is a real blessing to all of us and help to see God's love through her eyes. I have written some about her in my hubs.
Having kids - if there's anything that will suddenly make the reall priorities clear in life, it's being responsible for the well-being and upbringing of our little ones. It's led me down a lot of unexpected roads and has forced me to work on aspects of my own character I probably wouldn't have otherwise.
I've made a lot of decision over the years, and some of them seem to've worked out really well, and some of the seem to've turned out disastrously. But there's really no way to know if the disastrous decisions wouldn't have turned out even worse if I'd gone another way, and there's no way of knowing that the good ones wouldn't have been better. Not without magical powers, or a miracle of some kind a-la "It's a Wonderful Life."
But I have two choices that I've made that I can't conceive of turning out any better: marrying my wife, and raising children together. Wouldn't change that for the known universe.
Thanks for the question! I appreciate the opportunity to reflect in this way... there have been many decisions I'm happy about but the best one has been marrying my husband. Even though I was afraid along the way, committing to him and to the Love has brought the most joy to my life (next to having our children).
The best decision I made was to live free in Christ. He set me free from a life of brokenness in myself and in the world. By following him I have peace, faith, love and joy...even in dark places,he helps me to rise above my circumstances.It has been an amazing journey!
The best decision I have made was kind of made for me. Because of the poor economy I lost my business and was forced to learn how to become unmaterialistic. I begain purchasing clothing and other items I needed at thrift shops and garage sales. I really started to get excited about my purchases and the money I could save. That led me to getting involved in recycling and becoming interested in a variety of projects to help our planet. I can honestly say that today, I am a better person for having lost so much. I have gained far more than I ever had before.
3 years ago tomorrow I decided to take control of my lifetime battle with obesity and have a permanent surgery called a vertical sleeved gastrectomy. Not unhealthy like the bypass surgeries it simply is a permanent restriction of the size of the stomach. Since then I have lost nearly 200lbs and this has enabled me to also start contolling my life in other ways such as living my life dream of traveling( i am writing this from england and i live in california :)It has also enabled me to start living a more healthy life through exercise and accumulating really positive life experiences !! I am soooooo happy!!
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