Serenity and Decisions: Do They Mix Well?

Making Decisions

at a Certain Age

Decisions, decisions. They’re in our face all the time, every day. They also range from minor, like choosing what clothes to wear, or what food to eat — to life-changing, such as a career change or lifestyle change. But is it possible for decision-making to also be a serene, peaceful time for us?

I sometimes second guess decisions, such as pursuing my Doctor of Education degree, since it took up more than seven years of my life. However, now that I am officially Dr. Banks, it has ultimately been worth it.

Another fairly recent decision I’ve made is to only operate TWO blogs instead of several. This will allow me to devote more time to other endeavors. I also post daily on my Words of Encouragement blog, for those of you who might like to read daily inspiration.

I can say honestly that the eventual outcome of those two decisions HAS brought more serenity into my life!


Sometimes we do have to make tough decisions, and they’re often emotionally draining, but they are for our ultimate peace of mind. I think this quote especially embodies that concept.


I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.

I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.

I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons.

I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.

In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.

Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.

And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

Most often attributed to Meryl Streep —

Actually written by Portuguese

self-help author/life coach José Micard Teixeira


So What About YOU?


Do you find it easy to make decisions?


Have you recently had to make any life-changing decisions?





One thought on “Serenity and Decisions: Do They Mix Well?”
  1. Enjoyed reading your post. Great quotes, especially the one written by José Micard Teixeira – I can relate. I’ll have to share that one.

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