With the information we have at that time.
If we knew what the future held, we might have made different decisions.
Which would have changed what our future was.
Think about that….
Think about some of the major events in our history which could have been so different if other decisions had been made. And the way history would have changed our world.
The Kennedy assassination. If he hadn’t gone to Dallas and ridden in an open car.
The Martin Luther King assassination. If he hadn’t stepped outside on that balcony in Memphis.
People make decisions based on what they know at the time.
A young girl finds herself pregnant and has no idea where to turn. She has an illegal abortion and ends up unable to have children.
A woman stays with her abusive husband because she’s embarrassed over her mistake of marrying him; until he throws her down the steps and breaks her back.
Then again, some decisions we make which we look back on with regret turn out to be the best decisions when we later think about it.
For instance, if I’d gone to law school instead of letting my husband at that time convince me I shouldn’t, I’d probably never have met my forever husband at that mall in Washington.
If he’d become an architect like he’d planned, instead of giving up because he hated geometry and decided to go into sales, he’d most likely have never been in that mall in Washington.
And, all that being said, we wouldn’t have our daughter Ashley or our two, soon to be three, grandchildren.
We make decisions every day based on what we know at the time. Some end up happily, and some we regret forever. Others, we realize after time, were not only right, but exactly what was meant to be.
If there’s decision you made years ago that you’re still regretting, think about all the things that have happened since that decision and what you would be missing today if you’d done differently.
Yes, there are some decisions that have a disastrous effect on the rest of your life, and some that made your life happier than you could’ve imagined.
But the decisions we make along the way shape our lives into what they are today. And they shape others we meet along the way as well.
And because of our decisions we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be at the time.