just decide

two napkins with the word stay written on eachThey had been debating the future for years.

Every side of every option had been considered. It had been weighed. It had been discussed. It had been reviewed.

They wanted to do the right thing, the thing God wanted, the thing that would be wise and honest and supportive. They wanted to know. But they couldn’t decide.

And now, everything was in the air. All options open.

And paralysis was starting.

“On the napkin write ‘stay’ or ‘move’. What *you* think is the thing to do.”

I handed them each a piece of napkin.

It took 10 seconds.

They both wrote ‘stay’.

Now they had a place to start. And they did.

Just write the word. Pick one. Start.

2 responses to “just decide

  1. Maybe we need to try this…