Life is made up of trade-offs. We trade one thing for another. Some of my trade-offs have been good. Some, not so good. Take for example, trading thinness for love of food. Not so good.
Other trade-offs have been better. My husband and I traded staying out of debt for a modest home. We traded my staying at home with the children for less money. We traded paying tithes and offerings for the same.
I know--you're thinking, well, big deal, Jane. None of these are particularly surprising or revealing. Where's the punch? I guess I don't have a punchline today. Just the reflection that by the time a woman reaches menopause, she is seeing what her trade-offs have gotten her.
Gem of the day: be careful of the choices you make today because they will come back to bless--or haunt--you.