Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Too many choices.

My daughter and I were in the checkout line of the grocery store when I realized I had forgotten eggs. 

Jayme, run and get a dozen eggs! 

She came back and said, Wow, I didn’t know there were so many choices.  I didn’t know which ones to get. 

Choices come with the wealth of our nation.

For example, I used to spend an inordinate amount of time in the cereal aisle, because good moms bring home variety, right?  Then one day it seemed ridiculous –spending five minutes to choose cereal.  So that day I chose two kinds of cereal, and that’s about all I’ve bought ever since. 

I was talking to a friend who was trying to find creative snacks for her little kids.  Because shouldn’t they have variety? 

Well, shouldn’t they?  A valuable question. 

Jesus says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.”  I wonder if part of that storing up includes the American appetite for variety. 

What if we were to purposefully stop storing up so many choices?  Choices of food and beverages.  Choices of clothing.  Choices of décor.  Choices of toys and gadgets.

If you could pick one area in which to try a de-choicing experiment, what would it be?

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    1. aaaah. To each his own! Definitely clothes for me -says the woman who just bought an MSU sweatshirt yesterday. Surely that's different, though -gotta support my girl! :)

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