The Only Answer That Really Matters
By Steve Goodier
It's said that we begin to cut our wisdom teeth the moment we bite
off more than we can chew. But do we ever feel as if we have enough
wisdom? That we have arrived; that we are wise?
Jeff Hull writes about his great aunt, called Momma J. At 96, she was
the last of her generation. As the family was gathered at her
sister's funeral, a cousin remarked to Jeff that they were soon to be moving
into the family's oldest generation. Jeff looked at his cousin and
said plaintively, "But Mary, I don't feel like I know the answers
After everyone had a good laugh, Mary turned to Momma J. and said,
"When does that change, Momma?"
Momma J., from her wheelchair, smiled and said, "I don't know yet,
Upon reflection, Jeff Hull asks this penetrating question: "How often
do we let our own story about our limitations stop us from doing what
we want to, what we are committed to, in life?" He is asking, "How
often do we feel as if we have to know the answers before we can
proceed, before we can follow our hearts, or before we can attempt
I like the wisdom of Sydney Harris. "Regret for the things we did can
be tempered by time," he says, "It is regret for the things we did
not do that is inconsolable."
You and I do not have all the answers yet. Truth is, we never will.
But if we wait for all the answers, we will never move forward.
For no regrets, the only answer that matters is...take that next
step. With courage, follow your heart's desire. The path ahead may be
dark and hazy, for we can never see far into the future. But it is
always clear enough to take one more step. And it's the way to a full
and happy life.
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