In the movie The Choice, where “each small decision leads to the next small decision” and cumulatively make a life, decisions are presented as a provocative philosophical theme. How does a person marry one person instead of another? Little choices that make first a trend, perhaps, then all together make a life.
Then there are the really big decisions. Not decisions about buying a new truck or rebuilding the old one. Not decisions like how much medical care to choose for yourself or your spouse in a crisis. Really BIG decisions, like how much are you going to love your special someone today?
- What difficult thing will you handle so he or she won’t have to?
- What can you give of yourself to bring your lover more joy?
- What if tonight were your last night on earth together? would you dance? caress? argue? watch TV alone?
How about the biggest decision of all? How hard will you love this person? And for how long? How many days? How many days even if you don’t feel the same appreciation washing back your way? Is today one of those days you will love harder, love more?