I was doing so good, but then this prompt came up and stumped me. Here is the prompt: “Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?” Is it a sad commentary on myself and my self image that I couldn’t really think of how to answer this?

You have to define wisdom first, I guess. I certainly don’t think of myself as wise. So let’s check the dictionary. Dictionary.com says wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action. Okay, so that’s just doing the right thing? Or is it bigger than that, making choices that wind up being correct on a path to a larger correct goal?

One piece of wisdom that I have worked on turning into action this year is getting my house in order first. I always want to be out doing things. I want to take the kids to all the homeschool classes and field trips. I want to help anybody who needs help. I want to be in clubs and have activities to go to. But I need to get my home life in a position of comfort first. When just the thought of the things that need to be done around here stresses me out and causes me to lose sleep, I have no business taking on activities and responsibilities outside the home. If our basic schoolwork is not getting done, we don’t need extra classes. If my housework is not getting done, I don’t need to be out playing. If I’m not happy, how can I bring happiness to others.

I don’t know how “wise” this is. But I do try to keep it in mind when making choices. My first responsibility in life is to my husband and my children. If their needs are not being met, then I need to back up and get them, first.

Yeah, that came out sounding like a blithering idiot. See why I was avoiding this prompt?

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