Simply Saturday Reflections and Decisions

Reflections and Decisions



Decisions, decisions. They’re in our face all the time, every day. They also range from minor decisions, like choosing what clothes to wear, or what food to eat — to life-changing decisions, such as a career change or lifestyle change.

I sometimes second guess decisions, such as pursuing my Doctor of Education degree. It required a major portion of 7 1/2 years of my life. However, now that I have officially been Dr. Banks for a little over a year, it was ultimately worth it.

Another recent decision I’ve made is to return to blogging here and on my Words of Encouragement blog, for those of you who might like to read daily inspiration and devotions. It took nearly 6 months to get accustomed to working a full-time remote job, but after a good discussion with my supervisor yesterday, I am encouraged to find a balance and get back some of my life that I have always enjoyed, like blogging (and sewing!)




Sometimes we have to make tough decisions, 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.”

Frequently 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?




20 thoughts on “Simply Saturday Reflections and Decisions”
  1. Decision making is not easy everything and I have found myself a bit cautious when taking a decision. I need time to think and compose the thoughts and then go for one thing, tend to stick to it hard. And yes, you are right, negative thoughts and cynicism should be avoided at all costs.

  2. Some decisions are easy, others take a lot more thought and debate. Our most recent big decision was my husband quitting his full-time job two years ago to work from home. It was scary at first, but now we love it and he is doing well, so it was easily worth it!

  3. The life-changing decisions are the ones I have the most trouble with, as I’m sure is true for most people. I know I need a career change more in line with my interests (and higher pay wouldn’t hurt!), but where I am is so comfortable.

  4. Sometimes I wonder do we humans complicate design making than what it is. I personally made a big decision to concentrate on self-improvement. It wasn’t easy and had required detaching myself from some people and things. But I know in the long run I will see the betterment of this decision that seems quite hard right now to comprehend.

  5. I don’t ever think I’ve had to make a “life-changing decision” because I kind of had an idea of the path I wanted to take, education and career-wise and I’ve taken that path and have been very happy. Probably the biggest decision I’ve made is always deciding not to continue in a relationship. It’s hard to walk away from a great relationship, but just because it’s comfortable doesn’t mean he’s the one.

  6. This post reflects my stats now! Peace in my heart and soul. Directing my energy to the things that I have control of. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Deciding which country to settle is one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. Few years ago, I tried to live in another country to be independent. I realized that while I’m growing up as an adult, my parents are getting old. I’ve decided to move back and take care of them. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.

    Btw, you might want to edit your header, it takes about half of the screen when reading your post.
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  8. I agree totally. I too hate people with undue criticism and demands of any nature. It kinda gets on my nerves. But hey thats life isnt it. We do come across all kinds of people!

  9. Wonderful reading and inspiring. Decisions might sometimes need to be taken after many thoughts and some other times might be spontaneous. This is how I take my decisions usually.

  10. Ugh! I feel like I suffer from decision burn out so much! Some times I feel like I get stuck because I’m making so many decisions all the time. I’m so glad you are back to blogging! I’m really looking forward to getting to know you through your blog!

  11. Oh, wow, taking decisions is always difficult, but certain situations make it more difficult. I once took the decision to leave my country, and everything I knew, to follow the man I love. It is still difficult everyday and not only the day I took the decision. It is also very difficult, for instance, when you have to choose between two equally terrible options, like when you have to decide whether to keep your mom alive through a machine or unplug her and let her soul go… Well, after you make a couple of those very difficult decisions, your perspective changes and every other decision seems easier. In my case I’m quite cool with path changes, and not afraid of changes in general, I know now that all it takes is being sure to be able to cope with the consequences one way or another.
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  12. Making decisions are not easy and sometimes we just want to ignore the facts until it is mandatory. But as we get started with making tough choices, it becomes easier with time.

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