48 Days ’til 40: Infinite Possibilities

04 Jan


You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers.  In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. ~ Deepak Chopra

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. ~ Les Brown

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

In this moment, there is plenty of time.  In this moment, you are precisely as you should be.  In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ~ Victoria Moran

Today my girls and I went on an outing downtown.  They had not ridden on our local train in a really long time and there is a stop by our home, so it is very convenient to hop on and head into town.  There is one store I love to visit that is full of yarn and other craft items.  As someone who loves to knit, I walk in and drool.  Today, as I stood in that store, I saw infinite possibilities.  There were so many possibilities, it was overwhelming…. simultaneously overwhelming and exhilarating!  I walked around the shop with my girls and we spoke of many things that could be created with the materials in the shop.  This was NOT a shop of completed projects, the entire shop was devoted solely to POSSIBILITIES.
I realized that this shop is such a wonderful parallel for my life right now.  I am looking for new challenges and learning opportunities, exploring ways to further my education and enhance my abilities as a professional.  There are many roads to choose from – many wonderful roads.  As I conduct my research I find more and more possibilities, seemingly endless options to enhance my professional abilities and repertoire.  As I understand the extent of the options available, I must pause and express gratitude.  How fortunate I am to have many options!
Once I had a friend in a similar position – she was constantly complaining – she hated having too many choices.  She said to me, “I wish I was only good at one thing, like being a gifted musician or singer or mathematician.  I do many things well, but do not excel in one area.  If I excelled in one area only, my life path would be mapped out and I would not be stuck with all of these choices.”  She struggled with decision-making and with fear that she may make the wrong choice and live for years with regret.
Today, 48 days ’til 40, I am thrilled with the amount of choices I have in my life.  I will have many paths I can choose to walk down in the future.  I hope and pray that I am able to make solid, healthy choices and plans that will challenge me to learn and grow and will, ultimately, benefit the populations I am serving.

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27 responses to “48 Days ’til 40: Infinite Possibilities

  1. sharonhughson

    January 4, 2013 at 00:39

    I can relate to what your friend said. I have never felt exceptionally gifted in any one area and that makes choosing the right path in life somewhat terrifying. What if I am super talented in an area I haven’t experimented with yet? What if I miss my true calling?

    I agree that we are fortunate to have such an array of possibilities in America. I am deeply grateful for this. At the same time, it would be nice to move ahead with intentional certainty that I was walking the road that would lead me to ultimate dream fulfillment. Choices can be overwhelming and thus, crippling.

    • 400daystil40

      January 5, 2013 at 19:52

      Yes, I have had many of those same thoughts myself! The key is to make sure the choices to not cripple us, and excite and invigorate us instead! 🙂

  2. Gardengirl

    January 4, 2013 at 03:04

    I am like your friend…often overwhelmed by choices because I have a lot of interests. Your post is causing me to rethink that and be thankful for having so many choices and interesting things to do. I guess I will never be bored! 🙂

  3. Another Thousand Words

    January 4, 2013 at 03:18

    And, if you split yourself (I guess they call it ‘multi-tasking!), you could take several paths at the same time, right, 400!

    Love the image and how well it works with the analogy of possibilities…oh, and your friend sounded as if she would prefer a very boring life!

  4. deWriterMD

    January 4, 2013 at 03:46

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    It’s all about choices…and making the right ones!

  5. walkwiththerabbi

    January 4, 2013 at 03:56

    Your friend erred. She DID have “one thing” she was extraordinarily “good” at. It was her “Unique Ability.” All have it. Most never discover it – sadly. It’s the bed of our greatest achievements. It also requires courage, because once unearthed, there is no turning back. We either swim – or we sink!

  6. knittingmydayaway

    January 4, 2013 at 05:26

    I too am glad for all the choices, how boring it would be with out them!!!

  7. Spider42

    January 4, 2013 at 08:43

    Lovely post! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it made me smile, I think I feel the same way about stationary stores as you did about this one – nothing but tools of all kinds around and a world of infinite possibility in what you can make with them! 🙂
    As regards those possibilities and paths you could take and might still, all I can do/say is wish you the best because who ever knows for sure what path takes us where right?

    • 400daystil40

      January 5, 2013 at 19:49

      Ah, yes I also enjoy stationary stores! I spend so much money in stationary stores!

  8. anawritespoison

    January 4, 2013 at 15:08

    Thanks for liking my post on my blog. I popped over and so cool to meet another knitter! you’re right, it is all about possibilities. If you dont mind, I’m going to steal one of those blogs for my blog.

    • 400daystil40

      January 5, 2013 at 19:48

      Thank you for coming to visit my blog! You are welcome to re-blog any of my posts anytime…..

  9. Naia

    January 4, 2013 at 16:08

    I love fabric stores for that reason. I see rows of fabric and get hit with hundreds of possibilities, wishing I had time and money to create them all.

  10. thelastsongiheard

    January 5, 2013 at 07:10

    As my good friend Mr Spock would say, there are always possibilities 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      January 5, 2013 at 19:47


      • thelastsongiheard

        January 5, 2013 at 21:17

        Now you made me feel bad LOL I just went and commented…

        • 400daystil40

          January 6, 2013 at 16:02


          • thelastsongiheard

            January 6, 2013 at 19:59

            LOL I have no idea why I left that comment… I must have posted it here by mistake… sorry LOL (I can’t even use my usual excuse that it was one in the morning…)

            I don’t even know where I meant to post it LOL I must be getting old… this, btw, is what you have to look forward to in 48 days, ha ha

  11. knitxpressions

    January 14, 2013 at 06:12

    Oooo I would SO LOVE to be in standing in a yarn shop right about now…. =D


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