April 14th 2006

copyright don oddy

~ keep our own counsel ~

Keeping our own counsel, that is looking after our views and working things out is as important as taking advice. Experience teaches we do better with informed and considered responses. This not always possible, and with experience we learn to appraise the risk of all we encounter and our response to it. We might do our best by a response over a reaction. Be aware too that reactions are needed when emergencies occur and will lead to best decisions in the moment, hopefully to the good and lived with forever more.

Happenstance, making the best of what we have and with hindsight available for the future, providing we have one. Some prophets and deities don't always get these choices, nor do we. Live well each day to our best ability, it is the only one we have...