Avocado Choice and Consequence

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life


Sometimes I just want to get even with the person that has done me wrong. I want them to hurt with the same amount and depth of pain as I do. I know that it is wrong to wish bad on another, but I don’t think I’ve ever claimed to be perfect either. I think this feeling is a natural human emotion and one that we must control all the time. Maybe I should interject, be careful what you wish. I once hoped that someone I knew suffered for his poor and pain inflicting choices…he did hit the worst of times and now I wish he didn’t hurt.

“Nobody ever did,
or ever will,
escape the consequences
of his choices. “
~ Alfred A. Montapert ~

Saturday I woke up early and was accomplishing all kinds of things one right after the other. I felt good about myself! The progress I was making was exactly the course of action I had planned for the day.

Eventually, it was time to eat and I had also stuck to being nice to my body with the proper foods in healthy portions. My daughter wanted sushi for dinner and it sounded pretty good to me. The store didn’t have spicy shrimp rolls which is the kind that we usually get, so I grabbed some California rolls.

California rolls have the traditional rice with a piece of cucumber, cooked crab meat and avocado. I have an allergy to avocados and if I eat them, I get extremely sick. I knew I would have to cook something else for me to eat for dinner.

Since I’m a grown woman, understanding the horrible side effects of this allergy is not that hard to comprehend especially since eating avocados has required an emergency room hospital visit. As a human being on this planet living in the United States of America, I have free agency which is the freedom to choose and in this case, the freedom to choose what food I would eat for dinner. No one ever forces me to eat anything and I know all the foods that my body can’t tolerate.

We all make choices ever day. Some of them we live to regret and others put us one step closer to accomplishing the goal and enjoying happiness. How we choose is entirely up to each of us individually.

When there are hard choices, we can consult family, friends, professionals and read books to research how we can ensure the correct path. In our quest for the right and best answer, it still all comes down to the freedom to choose one way or the other.

If we make poor choices, EVENTUALLY we will have to suffer the pain of the consequences. This is just a natural law. The only solution is to make a wise choice the first time! It isn’t always easy to choose the right, but in the end, our lives will be filled with much more happiness.

Obviously, I need to try harder to control myself and make better choices, but have a long way to go in conquering a little bit of a food rebellious streak.

I ate the California roll.

I was sick all night.

It was so nice to see the sun come up in the morning and have the physical effects of my poor choice gone.

Suffering consequences for poor choices is never desirable and often either painful to body, mind, spirit or a combination of them.

Never, ever desirable to me. I do not suffer well.

I will think long and hard before making the same mistake again. The momentary happiness was not worth the consequence. Don’t you find that to be true too?

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Sunny Day July 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I agree completely. Most of the time when we have to deal with the consequences of our poor choices we try to blame something else or someone else. When we can recognize that we did it, then we can make better choices. Now isn't that profound. But, eventually we do have to deal with our poor choices, I know I do.


2 Pammy pam July 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm

awwww. i get that way with cheese. sometimes you gotta take one for the team.


3 Mary Ellen July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Thanks so much for coming by the DIY club and voting for my arbor!!

I am still trying to figure the Blog Frog thing out . I have been so busy with church camps and such – I need to take some time and really figure out how to be more a part of the community- just seems like keeping up with my Blog is more than I can handle sometimes!

bee blessed


4 viewfromdownhere July 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

I'm glad you're ok now! I'm deathly allergic to bananas so I can understand the food allergy thing…haven't eaten one in years though. I'm not sure I want to face those consequences again 🙂


5 GB Girl July 20, 2010 at 1:38 am

Wise words. We've all been there. Sometimes you just have to give in when that california roll comes calling.
Glad you feel better.


6 bluecottonmemory July 20, 2010 at 2:38 am

Oh – I so hope you are feeling better! I'm that with with Chai Tea – Cannot have it – puts me down for 3 days with shortness of breath, chest pain, racing heart – etc.! I'll have to tell you a funny story behind it later:)


7 Ann On and On... July 20, 2010 at 3:39 am

Moments of yumm-eee-ness are sometimes worth it…I'm not sure this was one of those moments. I hope you are feeling better.


8 Linsey July 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I have allergies too and have made the same poor choices. Those few minutes of yumminess, or satisfaction are so not worth it! Why is it that I don't remember it and why do I think this time around it will be different and try again?

I hope you are feeling better!!


9 Elizabeth Patch July 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

thanks for stopping by my blog!
I can't even count the times I've woken in the middle of the night swearing "I'll never eat/drink that again"…until I do!


10 Shirley Crowley July 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm

You have a wonderful blog! I'm pretty new at all this as well, and thanks for noticing me, in my meager little station of "blogworld"! 🙂
I too suffer an allergy, but I think your post goes deeper than making a wrong food choice. I make decisions every day that could impact me somewhere down the line.
I know somedays I just blow it, but it's about trying to make RIGHT ones right?
Have a great day!


11 Rachel C. July 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Your article paints such a strong image of how our choices impact our comfort. Something I think all of us can relate to, whether it's food, exercise, or even just deciding to take the day off work!


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13 MelRoXx July 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

Loved reading the post, RHR! xxx


14 Kelsiesma July 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Wonderful post. I have always believed that I alone am responsible for my actions and I willingly (although not always happily) suffer the consequences for my mis-steps.
-and- I would have eaten the California Roll too. Even if it made me sick all night!


15 Joaness August 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Oh man that stinks. I LOVE avocados!
Now I am allergic to Mango and it is in a lot of salsas etc. and I am not always warned so I can relate. Keep the Benadryl nearby and pray that takes care of it! I have never eaten anything knowingly containing mangos. I think if it were avocados I might be naughty too! But then again I dont like sushi!


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17 Sherry Riter December 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I’m glad you like it!


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