Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

No Wonder: Head or Heart … which one decides?


“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” Albert Einstein

“We bought this one because it felt right,” sounded like a lame explanation for why my husband and I downsized to a dilapidated fixer-upper instead of taking time to find more space at a lower price.

Our friend looked confused, and no wonder. Our decision was far from sensible.

Not sensible like the time we returned to school simultaneously, when our children were preschoolers, to earn our teaching certificates.

Not sensible like when I quit my career in education with no job in sight.

Not sensible like the time my husband started a home improvement business in a down-turning economy.

However, good outcomes came from each illogical decision, like travel time with our kids, a writing career beyond what I imagined, and a successful renovation and remodeling business.

There were plenty of times we also wondered if we were crazy, but we stuck with our decision to choose more often with our hearts than with our heads.

So far, so good.

Please share your heart stories. I love hearing from you.

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – Sometimes we trade wonder for logic, and no wonder, since there’s no proof God is logical.

On the side: The photos of our home before and after.