On Thursday evening, my wife and I were scheduled to go to one of those painting classes where the instructor has a picture on display and walks everyone through how to paint it. We’ve been to a similar class together and really enjoyed it! We were looking forward to that being the start to our Christmas time off. However, Thursday evening was when the threats of freezing rain were to come to fruition in our area.
About 90 minutes before we were to go, I was out checking the street and sidewalks to see how much ice had already built up. They were starting to get slick, and only forecast to get worse, but it felt like we would be able to make it. For several minutes I went back and forth on whether or not we just go, or stay off the worsening roads. About an hour before the class, we made the call to stay home.
Although we were disappointed not to be going, I’m glad we made the choice to stay off the roads. It was the right choice, but that doesn’t mean it was pleasant to make.
We often have choices that we know we need to make, but we delay, either because we don’t want to make the call, or we’re feeling pressured to make a choice contrary to the one we know we should make. In those situations, it’s good to pause, ask ourselves what that wise choice is, and make the call.
Are there any calls you need to make?