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Tough Choices

Everyday we make choices.

Some are easy and we don't have to think too hard about them.

Some are more difficult and we have to think about them, discuss them, then decide.

...and then there are some that are so damn hard that you think, rethink, weigh all the options, talk about it, talk about it more, toss and turn over them, think about how it will affect everyone, talk about them some more, worry about other people's feelings, talk some more (you get the idea) and finally take a leap and hope for the best.

Recently I had to make a biggie and it affected a lot of people and a lot of feelings were involved but my reason for making it was really strong. The reason was for my daughter and for the well-being of our family.

I made the decision.

I tried to consider everyone's feelings but in the end I had to do what I felt was right for us.

I made the decision without having a back up plan.

I made the decision not knowing what was going to happen next but I had faith that it was the right decision for us no matter the consequences. (And boy were there consequences.)

I realized that the "feeling" you have after you make a tough decision tells you if you did the right thing, for YOU.

And that feeling was relief. And even though I didn't know what was going to happen next, I knew it was ok.

Tough choices comes with tough consequences and sometimes it all works for the better for everyone involved even if it doesn't feel like it at the time.

...what tough choices are you facing?


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