A dear friend of mine named Dave forwarded a story from Ed Bridges to me. It was fairly long, but a pargraph of it really was the gist of the message and stood out to me, so I wanted to share it with you:
“Many years ago I flagged a cab in Chicago and began a conversation with the cabby. Here is what he said that influenced my life:
“I wanted a nice home for my family in the city, a summer home on Lake Michigan, and a car for my wife and each of my two children. To afford these, I needed to work two full time jobs. We had the nice home, the summer home on Lake Michigan and cars for everyone in the family. My wife divorced me, and my children would have nothing to do with me. By working two jobs, I got what I wanted, but I lost what I had. What I had was more important to me than what I wanted.”
May we all choose wisely.