One thing you do learn very quickly with the power of choice and that is that sacrifice is a huge part of it. You will quickly realise that you can’t have everything that you desire. I for one would like to be able to much more than I am physically able to do however I know that realistically there is only so much that I can actually manage. This is where sacrifice comes into play. When I talk about sacrifice, I don’t mean slaughtering animals to appease the Gods, I’m talking about self sacrifice. Giving something up because you know it is the right thing to do or leaving someone or something behind because you know that deep down in your heart it is the right thing to do!
Being the youngest of six children I have often, in jest, been accused of the being a spoiled brat, just as most younger siblings. However in my case I can say hand on heart that this isn’t true. In fact I would go as far as to say that I’ve learned the value of sacrifice at an early age, especially when it came to sacrifice within, or because of, relationships.
Sometimes sacrifices can be small gestures to solve a problematic situation. Sometimes they can be huge life changing decisions that will in reality affect the rest of your life. I can honestly say some of the sacrifices have I have made have been at both ends of that scale. But size doesn’t matter. It’s the choices we make that do. The most obvious but true thing to remember is that you DO have a choice in the situation; always! Even if feels like sometimes you do not, trust me when I say, you haven’t looked hard enough for the alternatives.
To sacrifice something or someone will be amongst the hardest things that you will have to undertake in life. Like I said sometimes they can seem small but overall they have a huge impact on not just you, but others around you. It will be at these times in your life that will learn the biggest lessons. Like all things in life it will be something that your heart and soul knows conceptually but will want to experience on this plain of existence.
Whatever you do, make conscious choices, do not give into “have to” or “need to” know that every decision you make is a choice and with that in mind make the choice on your highest personal judgement on the situation.