When blessings and guilt collide

choices and guilt

I’m sitting here today at my keyboard and wondering what to do with my day.

The weather is beautiful. It’s sunny. I have many things calling my name and whispering, “Pick me, pick me.”

Which should I choose?

Should I paint, write, play in the garden, read, bake…….?

So many choices it all seems too much.

Then I realized how fortunate I am to have these choices. And I start to feel a little chagrined.

But wait a minute. Haven’t there been times in my own life, when I didn’t have these choices? When how I spent my time was predetermined for me? Do I need to feel guilty because I am where I am now?

I think we are all like that to a degree. We feel bad when our lives are so full, like we should be giving away some of our contentedness. But it doesn’t work that way, does it?

If we’ve worked hard to get to where we are, should we now apologize for being able to enjoy the benefits of our work?

I thought about that for a while and came to these conclusions:

  • As a Christian, I am to enjoy my life when I can.
  • It’s important I share my blessings with others.
  • I need to always maintain a grateful heart.
  • I must remember the “source” of my blessings and never take them for granted.

That’s what I came up. As long as I’m meeting those criteria, I can love this day any way I choose.

I wish I could give away some of my contentedness today. I’ve certainly tried in the past being the “knight on a white horse” kind of person I am.

I’ve always tried to be that person that makes you feel better about yourself for being around me. But, alas, it hasn’t always worked. Sometimes, no matter how hard I have tried, people have refused to live their life to the fullest for all kinds of reasons.

That was a choice they made.

That’s it, isn’t it?

We are always making choices. I wonder how many posts I have written about this subject? It’s something I remind myself of often when I feel life is making choices for me.

Are you like me at time? You feel blessed and guilty all at the same time.

But that’ a choice as well, isn’t it?

So today, I’m choosing to thoroughly enjoying my life today. It’s kind of a “free” day in that all the “have-to-do-things” have already been done.

Aren’t you curious as to what I chose?

I’m going to do a little of all of it.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Make good choices. Remember, you always have a choice.

God bless and stay safe.

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