Choices and decisions,  Health & wellbeing,  Inspirational quotes

When you have to choose

“Sometimes knowing what you don’t want is as valuable as what you do.” ~Oprah Winfrey

When we’re out shopping, my husband and I often remark about the overwhelming array of choices lining every aisle in most stores. It’s great to have access to a vast selection of goods, yet sometimes I wish there weren’t so many products to choose from. Making a decision can be frustrating when you’re presented with a dozen different items that all serve the same purpose or perform the same task.

That’s why today’s quote from Oprah Winfrey spoke to me. Yes, the process of elimination is a little easier when you know what you don’t want. Sometimes you have to start there. ~CL

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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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