Most of the time, our patients (at the office where I work) are very nice. Buuut, sometimes, we get a difficult one. Yesterday, a gentleman accompanied his daughter to an appointment. When he checked in with our receptionist, he was informed what his insurance would pay and the amount that he would need to pay at check-out. They saw the doctor and made their way to the check-out desk, When told (again!) the charge, the father said. "Oh, well, if I had known I was going to have to pay, we would not have kept the appointment." My co-workers' mouths fell open in surprise because they knew he did know! There was some discussion and, eventually, to avoid a scene, we agreed to bill him. But, the point was he had all the information, he just chose to ignore it.
Made me think of the times that we make choices and then act surprised at the consequences. We know the right thing to do, the correct way to respond, the appropriate attitude, but we choose another way...and then when the result is heartache, disappointment, pain, we question why. We have all the information, we just choose to ignore it.
I looked for some words of wisdom to end this post... a great quote or sage saying. Then this came to mind..
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him
and He will direct your path."
That's about as wise as you can get! :-)