These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Yes" and "No"

The entire life of a human being depends upon ”yes” and “no” uttered two or three time between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five. ~Anonymous



What do you think? Care to share a time when you said "yes" or "no," and it influenced the rest of your life?

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Mine would be when I said "no" to going to college directly after high school. I didn't know what I wanted to study, and thought I'd go in a year or two. It was almost 20 years later [2 children, 5 miscarriages, a divorce and remarriage, gaining 3 stepchildren and a move across the country in the interim] before I turned that around, but I knew what I wanted to do at that time. It was a good decision for me.

14 comments:

  1. I turned down a journalism scholarship after high school and with the type of stories that dominate the newscasts, I don't regret that decision at all.

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  2. Are there suppose to be a bunch of symbols at the beginning of this post?

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  3. Uhhhh, no, Caroline. It begins with "The entire life ....". What are you seeing?

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  4. Just a bunch of symbols. It's really weird.

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  5. Well, I don't know. I changed the font, does it help?

    I'm thinking it might be on your end, since Mary was able to read it.

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  6. I can read the quote and then starting with Mine would....bunch of symbols in between.

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  7. That is so bizarre! It says, "Mine would be when I said "no" to going to college directly after high school. I didn't know what I wanted to study, and thought I'd go in a year or two. It was almost 20 years later [2 children, 5 miscarriages, a divorce and remarriage, gaining 3 stepchildren and a move across the country in the interim] before I turned that around, but I knew what I wanted to do at that time. It was a good decision for me."

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  8. Mine would be when I said yes to Mike

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  9. I read the no about college, etc but have all the strange symbols. Actually yesterday there were 2 sections of Greek or Roman carvings. I just thought they were something that I didnt understand LOL

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  10. Mine would be when I said no to going to college in favor of a marriage that, thankfully, never took place. Like you, I didn't go back to college until I was "mature". It all turned out the way God would have it though, and I rally don't have any regrets.

    I, too, have the symbols. How odd.

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  11. mine would be about saying no to going home in college to my parents house for a holiday. it was the first time i stood up to them really and then the beginning of me finding my voice with them

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  12. Interesting that so many of our responses had to do with college.

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