Do you know what the best decision you ever made is? You might have to think about it for a while. What was the decision that directly changed your life for the better the most? Do you have one? It is a really hard thing to pick out that singular choice you made that transformed your life for the positive. But that is the question that the people of Twitter recently pondered together.
Nicole Cliffe is an amazing writer who also regularly gets people on Twitter to spill their guts. She asks the best, most nuanced and interesting questions about people because she is curious herself, and we all get to reap the benefits. Cliffe is the master of the human interest side of social media. Recently, the world has been on fire, so Cliffe decided she would ask people for a positive moment from their lives. She wanted to know the single best decision that people have made in their entire lives.
Here's Nicole Cliffe with the question that was heard around the world:She got nearly 1,000 responses to this. People were eager to share the stories of the things they'd done right in their lives. Can you blame them? Here are some of our favorites.
Dumping the bad dude
@Nicole_Cliffe Not marrying the dude I almost married before I met and married my husband. He was a bad bad dude.— Miriel Thomas Reneau (@Miriel Thomas Reneau)1538691618.0
Replacing exes with dogs
@Nicole_Cliffe replacing my ex with this fluff https://t.co/ov40hKrxKZ— Jacquelyn Ardam (@Jacquelyn Ardam)1538691702.0
Mother's Day surprise
@Nicole_Cliffe I flew home as a surprise for mother’s day the year after my dad died.— V (@V)1538691874.0
New guitar teacher
@Nicole_Cliffe Telling my mom I hated my first guitar teacher, who was an austere Russian dude. It lead me to getti… https://t.co/wxPJxXX2eg— Eric Michael Garcia (@Eric Michael Garcia)1538694007.0
Dating your best friend
@Nicole_Cliffe Giving dating my closest friend, A Woman, a go even though it was very uncharted territory (obv we are married now)— Bailey (@Bailey)1538691729.0
Donating a liver
@Nicole_Cliffe Having my guts cut open so I could give 60% of my liver to my best friend (who is also my husband...)— logan m. (@logan m.)1538691898.0
Moving backLook, one of the very first things I had knocked into my head repeatedly when I first moved across the country was that no matter when and where you move, you aren't trapped. You can change your life. Do what feels right.
@Nicole_Cliffe about an hour ago i put some brownies in the oven, and now i have some still-cooling brownies just waiting to be eaten— lord whistledown (@lord whistledown)1538691732.0
@Nicole_Cliffe dropping out of a prestigious grad program to cry for three months and reboot my entire life!— alexis nedd 🎮 💙 (@alexis nedd 🎮 💙)1538692120.0
New puppyI mean, look at that face on that pup. How could you ever say no to that face? (You couldn't! It's impossible.)
Flying to Vancouver
@Nicole_Cliffe Flying to Vancouver to tell a boy that it was about time for him to move back to Edmonton and date me. (He did).— rissles (@rissles)1538692261.0
my mattress. https://t.co/ozVHS2TiHB— Lil’ Grinchy. 🇬🇩🎄 (@Lil’ Grinchy. 🇬🇩🎄)1538781499.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Leaving my abusive marriage.— Jen Rollins (@Jen Rollins)1538713638.0
Extra for guac
I paid extra for guac https://t.co/iw0kLCivd5— Steve (@Steve)1538697312.0
To leave a marriage
@Nicole_Cliffe To leave my 1st marriage less than a year after the wedding: I was 25, had made decisions up until t… https://t.co/6RAOvsL0LM— Rachel Vorona Cote (@Rachel Vorona Cote)1538695343.0
@Nicole_Cliffe I turned down a full time job in cold-calling sales to take a 30 day contract on a show I loved. It… https://t.co/MC5f22X86c— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@Elamin Abdelmahmoud)1538693449.0
Leaving the US https://t.co/HUwAT6ySJq— 🧀 Unnecessary Cheese 🧀 (@🧀 Unnecessary Cheese 🧀)1538791861.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Wow that’s a loaded question. To forgive. It’s freed my life and heart from suffering, bitternes… https://t.co/qvyf2yAcYx— Tracy M (@Tracy M)1538691987.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Staying with my girlfriend when I graduated high school. We had our 15th wedding anniversary this pa… https://t.co/wmBiXUP832— Mike Sakasegawa (@Mike Sakasegawa)1538692537.0
Dog or therapyThese are both very admirable decisions but I would argue that getting a dog is a form of therapy. It is the best thing one can do for oneself.
Keeping the cat
@Nicole_Cliffe Deciding to keep this weirdo cat that was abandoned on my neighborhood https://t.co/Z6Sw6vfsGu— Rachel (@Rachel)1538691989.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Taking out ridiculous sums of money to go to grad school literally weeks after my ex walked out, lea… https://t.co/brJvzX3fRQ— Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)1538691999.0
@Nicole_Cliffe I had two choices for a first job, one was a local ad agency that would have been fine. The other wa… https://t.co/9HnvTIAMFH— Katie Clifford (@Katie Clifford)1538692471.0
idk the breakfast sandwich I decided to get this morning was pretty killer https://t.co/zbSqbk7RDZ— Mike Murphy (@Mike Murphy)1538748539.0
Going to Chicago
@Nicole_Cliffe going away to Chicago for college, and never moving back. hands down, number one with a bullet. I wo… https://t.co/dapSZDuHA7— Rosamund Lannin (@Rosamund Lannin)1538694631.0
@Nicole_Cliffe Quitting my job as a young associate at a big law firm to become a public defender. The 60% paycut w… https://t.co/l1A1O9a4yh— Shoshana ~ Constitutional Lawyer (@Shoshana ~ Constitutional Lawyer)1538694422.0
Deciding to get helpThis is a difficult decision to make, deciding that you should seek help. It's something to be very proud of.
@Nicole_Cliffe Husband. I was 22 which is Very Young to get married but it's been 20 years this year and what a blast we've been having.— Allison Hantschel (@Allison Hantschel)1538691679.0