I could see her 8-year old face twist up with consternation. It broke my heart that she had already internalized a common misconception about decisions, and it was visibly stressing her out.
"But what if I choose wrong?"
We were playing a board game. She had a decision to make, and depending on what came up on the die, the outcome could either be good or bad. She thought if the outcome was bad, so was her decision.
"Make the best decision you can, with the information you have. No matter what happens, know you made the best decision you could, given the information you had at the time."
She took a deep breath and relaxed. "Ok. That makes sense." She rolled the dice, crossed her fingers, and hoped for the best.