decisions facedecisions free choicesdecisions sign yellow Every day we make decisions.  Sometimes they are good, sometimes not so much.  The small decisions that we make unconsciously everyday are insignificant.  It is the much larger ones that we hope are the right choices.  For example, as we drive or commute via public transportation, we basically follow an unconscious routine that doesn’t require our brains to think about anything.  From the time we awake, shower, eat, dress for work, we aren’t using our brains nearly as much.  However, if we are watching or listening to the news, stock reports, or even music, our brains are more focused in those areas rather than our daily lives.  The decisions we make about purchasing a car, for example, particularly if it is to be financed, are far more complicated.  Just the available options alone boggle the mind.  Then, as you take in account the gas mileage, warranty, service agreements, etc., along with the consideration of the comfort and drive-ability they end up  being somewhere at the bottom of your list.  Even while at work, our minds absently drink coffee, possibly log into our computers while our brains are working on the tasks at hand.  It is not only applicable to practical daily life, but there should be a decision process when starting a relationship or accepting a marriage proposal.  It goes beyond the looks, and similarities.  When you think about it, it’s not just “We have so much in common.”  Just because you like the same things or possibly think you both have the same goals, it is often not the case.  Being together in good and bad times and facing adversity is only part of it.  There are always individuals who will say or do anything because they believe that they are in love or that they will never find anyone who will care about them.  Big mistake.  It ends up with people being hurt because they really aren’t compatible, don’t like the same things, and in general don’t have the same morals or values.  It is better to go through the decision making process, who, what, why, when and how many before committing. On a personal level you may be wondering how this applies.  Let’s take the who.  Find out exactly who that person really is and  what was in their past.  What could be their real goals, not just living happily ever after in a small cottage.  Why is he or she liked and why do you love them?  How many can easily refer to the number of previous relationships.  If they go from person to person and you are looking for a commitment, it will never happen.  People often believe they can change a person.  The reality is that they are who they are.  You might change their appearance, their career goals, but fundamentally they are still the same underneath it all.  In the Good Gus Series the decisions the children make often lead into small bouts of trouble.  However, their parents are right there, along with Sheriff Gus and the townsfolk’s to make sure they do understand right from wrong.  As you administer a will or living trust, make your decisions based solely on what you feel is correct.  Don’t let anyone tell you differently.  Please visit maecharlesbooks.com and read “Misplaced Trust.” It will help reinforce your choices. (books available on Kindle)