good choice Everyday we makes choices. Some are good and some are bad. Some choices are simple while others are complex. The everyday choices such as what to eat, what to wear, which route to take to work or school, and even whether to exercise or not are the simple ones. The tough choices come in a variety of ways. For example, you are a manager and you must decide whom should become redundant. It’s not an easy decision but you have been ordered to reduce the workforce to help the company turn around and return to profitability. The worst part about the decision can be if you have really qualified individuals. I have seen managers make their choices of retaining or releasing employees simply by need. They have made their choices solely on a personal level. In other words, if a man was a single parent, or the only source of income for his family, he would remain. The same would apply to the female. The single people would be dismissed with the thought by the manager that they didn’t need to support a family and therefore could live with their parents until they found another job. However, what if the single person was truly alone with no family. Should that person have been excluded in the decision making process? The manager’s choices end up affecting many lives.  The same can be true of personal choices we make in relationships.  For example, over the years I have met individuals who have chosen people to date based solely on looks.  Rather than take the time to get to know a person based on whom they are and their personality, they end up with people who are shallow and only desire their company for a short period.  Then the person wonders why they can’t find true love, a long lasting relationship or even a real friend.  I have also seen people steer clear of anyone who has a physical problem such as a person in a wheelchair, someone who is deaf or physically deformed.  It shows how shallow those people are and why they make those choices.  It is understandable when a person considers two routes, and then takes the wrong one.  They end up in heavy traffic or worse an auto accident.  They will chide themselves for making the wrong choice.  In the Good Gus Series, the children do make wrong choices.  However, they learn to live with the consequences of their actions.  The books are designed to teach children lessons easily so that it is retained for future reference.  The books are an ideal gift for the child or children in your life that you have no idea what to buy and don’t want to get caught up in the electronics guessing game.