The Other End
“When you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other end.” Choices. Consequences.
Several months ago a young man shared with me how his story of addiction began. A simple question; “Could he jump over one of the cement posts that stand outside of almost every Walmart store?” He couldn’t. A bad choice and a misjudging of how tall these posts actually are resulted in a shattered forearm and an addiction to pain pills a couple of years later. “If only I’d ignored the impulse to try to hurdle that post, impress my friends, make someone laugh, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” Choices. Consequences.
Our choices determine our destiny. What we choose today is who we are tomorrow. May we never forget the power of a decision.