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Do you want Green Beans or Corn for supper? How indecision keeps you stuck.

Deciding between green beans and corn

Does it really matter if you eat green beans or corn for supper? How long do you stand in front of your canned goods trying to make up your mind? Oh dear, maybe this isn’t something you struggle with. Perhaps you can make up your mind quickly.

You take one look at the cans of Cut Green Beans and Golden Sweet Corn, and instantly you know what you want to eat.

Perhaps you walk through life always knowing what you want to eat , what you want  to wear, or what you want to do with your life.

“I want green beans tonight,” you say with an air of confidence, as you open the can of fancy grade, freshly packed, Blue Lake Variety, Cut Green Beans, made with sea salt.

I envy you.

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
― William James

Tonight I stood in front of the cupboard for twenty eight years deciding what to eat. While I was waiting, I lived in Japan for seven years, California for five years, Illinois for five years, Minnesota for five years, California for three years and Pennsylvania for three years. I married, had three children, and trained a dog not to run away.

I couldn’t make up my mind if I was a weaver or a fence builder, a gardener or a breeder of goats. Am I a writer or a painter? Should I wear my hair long or short, stay fat or exercise? Die my hair or leave it naturally gray? Wear a skirt or jeans? Have only one cat or get three more.

There is only one right answer.

Is it green beans or corn? One of the answers is perfect. If  I can answer the question perfectly I will be content.

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Really, it doesn’t matter if you eat green beans or corn for supper. The green beans have 2 grams of dietary fiber and 1 gram of sugar. The corn has 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of sugar. There is a difference, but they are both food.

There is no right answer. 

Just make up your mind and eat something, wear something or do something. When you don’t make up your mind, you end up stuck.

The maxim, “Nothing prevails but perfection,” may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
― Winston Churchill

 So, what will it be? Green Beans or Corn?



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Iya Hannum

    Hee hee, neither- canned veggies always have way too much sodium for our current diet restrictions, fresh is the only way for us. You are, I am confident, on the right path to being free from indecision! Got great news today- will be sending you a message tomorrow, dear friend!

    • Fresh is always best. I had forgot about the added salt to canned goods. Thank you for reminding me. I always check sugar content, but never salt. And Iya Hannum, you are tricky, leaving me in suspense waiting for your good news!

  • Christa Sterken

    You know how to get my attention every time! There are so many reasons I love your writing. This post is an example of a call to action that I appreciate about you very much.

  • As much as I like corn, it turns to sugar. So, green beans it is. Besides, dressed with vinaigrette, onion and bacon, it’s so awesome. I finally made the decision to write with intent and purpose. It’s made such a difference.

    • Writing with intent and purpose. I look forward to reading what you have written.

  • Winnie

    green beans…I don’t like corn…I don’t like the way it comes out HA HA HA I don’t eat corn LOL

  • Great!

  • Holly Higbee-Jansen

    Sometimes even those decisions are so hard, other times a snap. I guess life is just like that.

  • I would say both, but corn has a high glycemic index. So green beans. That’s what I had too!