They’re good, right? Well, somewhere along the way, I walked into a life with too many choices. The trouble with choice became clear on a recent trip with my kids to the toy store. What should have been a fun trip to pick out a new toy, became an exercise that ended in tears of frustration because of all the toys we would not be bringing home. At the end of that trip, my daughter observed, “Maybe next time, you should just bring a toy home to us.” Hmmmm, perhaps there’s something I can learn from that.

From the weighty: Stay at home or work full-time or part-time or every-other-day-time or, or, or. To the lightweight: Low-fat, nonfat, full-fat, half-caf, de-caf, full-caf. Yes, choices abound, but just like my kids in the toy store, each choice can become tainted by what it is not, by what I will give up when/if I make a decision.

So my strategy of late has been to eliminate or just plain ignore choices. On matters both big and small, I have less invested in making the perfect choice, the decisions come more easily, and surprisingly, I’m often happier with the results.

The choice is ours,
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