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Why We Do The Things We Do?

It was Easter and a little girl asked her Mother why she was cutting off  part of the ham and putting it in another pot. The Mother just looked at her daughter with a very confused look. She had never been asked that question before. She struggled for an answer. Her daughter put her on the spot.

Caught, in her ignorance, she was embarrassed. Not wanting to lie to her daughter. The thought came to her, my mom used to do the same thing. Finding a way to look intelligent to her daughter, she said, ask your grandmother.

The little girl, asked grammy “why do we cut the end off the ham and put it in another pot”? Grammy said ” I do not know why your mom does that. I used to cut the end off the ham because I needed ham for 20 people and only had a pot big enough for a ham that feed 16. So I bought the ham to feed 20 cut the end off and put it in another pot. This way I had enough ham for everyone.

Why do you do the things you do? Is there a good reason? Does it serve a purpose? Or have you been conditioned by your environment, peers, parents, church, your fears…

To live life to the fullest, you need to do what you do on purpose. This is only accomplished by asking, why do I do that? Some behaviors will just take a decision to change. Other behaviors will go right to our core beliefs, and even though they are destructive, we will continue on in them.  

When we are faced with such a behavior, a higher power can give us the strength to break these habits. Find people that act the way you would like to be like and spend time with them. You will be like the people you surround yourself with. Choose wisely.