That was so funny and at the same time it caused me to stop. How is it going to end? What a marvelous question. If we asked ourselves that more often I believe our lives would be better. How is it going to end?
Now if he would ask himself the question, how is this going to end? I believe he would decide to politely decline the invitation. The best case scenario would be nothing happens; however, he hurts her feelings. The worst case scenario something happens, and he destroys his personal and professional life.
This question is applicable to many situations. For example, if you are planning on speaking harshly to someone, especially someone you love, stop! Ask yourself the question, “How is this going to end?” I’m sure you might reconsider your approach.
Another example, if your sister is annoying you with her driving and you want to annoy her back in retaliation, stop. Ask yourself, “How is this…” You might not want to get into a fight while she is driving and she has your life in her hands, maybe?
It is a sobering thought and after a lot of prayer I have an answer: By becoming a wonderful memory for the ones I leave behind.
You see, all my actions are aimed at creating wonderful memories for everyone who visits me and gets to know me. In my case it is really easy. All I have to do is laugh a little, cry a little and become transparent with my struggles. Most importantly include my visitors in my journey. Give them a view of my trials and triumphs, and when possible share my faith which is the only thing keeping me going.
I may not be able to move but I am able to move people.