Sitting in my car at a stop light. Waiting for the green light. Watching. Getting ready for the green light. My plan was to turn left and continue to my destination. Without an arrow on green, the left turn must yield and wait for the intersection to be clear.
The whole three minutes made me think about the times in life when we come to decision intersections. To have an opportunity presented isn’t necessarily a green light. Sometimes its best to slow down and check the intersection for clarity.
How many times is the question asked, “What does it matter”? It’s just a drop in the bucket; meaningless. Every day we make thousands of declarations, I do, I don’t, I will, I can’t, yes, no, maybe. Each of these little words leads to an action or no action, but all of them move us forward. Put these declarations in a string and the results are decisions that pave the journey of life. Meaningless – no decision is completely meaningless and all lead to experiences that make and mold who we are. What impact will my decisions really have, I am one individual?
Recently, I was watching the Discovery Channel with my son. The show talked about water molecules. Water drops tend to reach and adhere to each other. So two drops of water close enough on a plate or counter will join and become a bigger drop. If you fill a cup to the rim the water molecules are clinging to each other and will sit on the very edge of the cup until some other action forces them over the edge.
This bucket was set under a dripping facet – one drip at a time and a few hours later the bucket was full. One drip barely made the bucket wet, but in a short time there is enough to wash.
Choices and decisions may seem like nothing, but they all lead to something. Where are you going?