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.
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?