Choices, Part 6
Give us wisdom to know what to lay down and what to pick up.
We understand that as we go through the day we will have experiences that will produce responses in us—happiness, sadness, relief, anger, gratitude, disappointment, for example—that will make an impact on us that can be lasting; those responses can affect how we will respond to and deal with similar situations in the future.
Sometimes we should carry the full weight of a response with us and sometimes we should leave it all behind us. Sometimes we should learn a lesson but leave our emotional reaction behind us. Help us to know the difference and to make our choices in light of what is best.
Give us wisdom to know what to leave behind us and what to carry with us.