Good Monday Morning, Friends! My Soul Intention: Free will is a gift, but the consequences that follow are not. You cannot escape taxes and you cannot escape the consequences of your actions. Teaching your children the importance of making wise choices is no small thing, and preventing them or jumping in to save them from the consequences that follow may not be wise parenting. Part of maturity includes the self- discipline to be able to postpone engaging in an activity until you are emotionally and physically prepared to deal with the possible consequences. The wisest choice happens when you decide you can handle all possible consequences that may or may not come with that decision. Wisdom is not learned in a book, it is taught to us by the consequences we were not expecting.