This is Peanut Butter Brickle. We all have choices, don’t we? We choose what we eat for breakfast. We choose what we wear and what we don’t wear. I hate pants.
We also choose what and who we let into our day. Yes. We do choose. We choose whether to say hello or to have a conversation with someone. We choose when not to say hello.
Because we live in an RV, we also have to make choices on what we bring into our house on wheels. Because if we bring one thing in, we need to bring one thing out. There isn’t enough room for everything.
For Girl Person, she says her choices often center around time. When she has to work more, she has less time to cook. And she loves to cook. When she wants to read a book, she has less time for work. When she works more, she has less time to take care of herself. One choice affects something else. And because she feels guilty a lot, she tries to fit everything in. And that everything just doesn’t fit. It’s not possible. And it’s been a hard lesson for her to learn.
Do you try to do everything for everyone and forget the things you need? Often, you may start out with good intentions to help others. But sometimes, realizing we can’t do it all and do it all good is a blow to our pride too. We have to be honest with ourselves.
If something comes in, remember, there is less time for something or someone else. I realize that if we find another brother or sister for me, the persons’ love and attention will have to be shared.
It may seem like an easy decision. But the truth is, you have to think of sacrifices before you make them. Being fair to yourself translates being fair to others. I want to know I’m ready. I want to know that the persons are ready. I want to be fair to my new buddy. I want to be fair to Digby. It’s a lot to think about. Some choices are made for us. But the choices we can make, be honest about what you can do and what you need. I love you.
–Peanut Butter Brickle