What is the most important choice you have ever made and why?
From cradle to grave we are faced with a myriad of decisions and choices. Sometimes we look back and wonder what would have happened if we had chosen differently, other times we celebrate the choices we make. Our health and wellbeing can be impacted positively and negatively by the choices we make or have made.
The most important decision I ever made was to have children. Having children meant less time and money to do the things I like to do - solo. But after having them, I couldn't imagine life without them.
The most important choice that I have ever made is the choice of person who I want to be with and who to Marry. I love the man I married so much. It was the best choice of my life.
There have been a lot of them over the years. Probably the most important and life changing decision was our decision to have children. When we married (I was 19 and he was 21) neither of us ever wanted to have kids. That changed for me at age 26 or so. Making that decision to change your life in such an intense and all consuming way is really overwhelming especially when you thought you already knew what you wanted.
It was a good decision though and our chilidren and grandchildren reaffirm that every day.
There are so many important choices I have made in my life. I don't know where to start. I think that a crucial one is going back to school to get my degree. I put it off for so long chasing after other, non-important things, that served as distractions. There's no telling where I would be in life now if I had been disciplined enough, in my youth, to finish my schooling. Well, the way I see it, it's never too late. I am a senior now and I should be graduating sometime next year! Hallelujah!
Our most important choice in life was to immigrate from Switzerland to Canada. We've left the rat race and our high powered jobs behind. Here we are living a very quiet life near to nature and generally we feel much happier and content.
I think by far the most important choice I have made in my life was my decision to remain single and not date for a few years after my divorce. I needed to learn who I was as a single person, to become whole. Once I learned who I was I figured out what I was looking for in a life mate. Experiencing my singleness was a great gift to myself, my children and my current husband.
I made a similar choice and only now - fifteen years later am I thinking I am ready to consider a new relationship. Thanks for sharing your choice.
You are very welcome! I am enjoying reading all of the wonderful responses!
I too made a similar choice, and it's actually very rare. However, I have made the choice to remain single until - if ever - God sends the right one to me.
I salue you for your choice.
When I decided to marry my wife. Although at that time I wasn't yet ready due to financial crisis but we were able to made it and now where living happily with our first child.
The most important decision I ever made was to give my first son up for adoption. I was twenty and was abandoned by the father, the family threatened to take my baby and raise is as though one of them gave birth to him and I knew that was not an okay thing to do. I ended up homeless and lost the three jobs I had been working when morning sickness took it's toll and landed me in the hospital. I left everything behind, lived in a maternity home with 13-17 year old girls and gave my gorgeous son to the family he was always meant to be with. All children are a gift, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their conception. God showed me that even though my son was a gift -- he wasn't a gift for me, I was merely the "messenger".
The single most important decision I have ever made was to put my family before my career. This decision was made thanks to my then five year old daughter, who one day looked at me with the saddest look in her eyes and said, "Daddy, i liked it better when you were happy, now you're always mad at me." It was a period of my life where I had decided to take on a very time and energy consuming role at the company I was working at. I was gone six to seven days per week and my duties were always at the top of my head, even during my off time. I had become irritable and exhausted. My intentions in accepting such a role were to ultimately bring home more money and improve the lives of my family.
It was not working. Instead it was having the opposite effect. It taught me that money isn't everything. A healthy balance must be maintained between life and work.
What is the point of providing "the best" for your kids if doing so completely ruins the relationship you have with them?
Choosing my life partner was the most crucial decision, I think...and I am blessed I took the right decision.
Besides there are many choices in life, which I have made, about which I was not sure at that time, were they right or wrong. But life is like that...One has to make some tough choices, even if one does not want to.
I do not believe in looking back but taking the life forward with whatever best choices are available to us.
Making the decision to make Jesus Christ my Saviour. I would not be able to live without Him in my life. He comforts me, guides me, loves me like no one can ever love me, heals me - it goes on. Everything good in my life is because of Him.
If it were not for Jesus coming and doing a work in my heart and my life, well I don't want to think of how my life would be. I would be a mess.
Jesus gave me inner strength and character. Where there was nothing, He gave me everything.
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