~~Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up, I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain...to feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices-today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.~~ Kevyn Aucoin
I could choose to feel lonely. I've been divorced for almost 30 years now and been a single parent for as long. Instead, I feel blessed that God gifted me with amazing children and loving grandchildren. I choose to accept that my world is full.
I could choose to feel jealous. I have never been on an EX reunion due to finances and I am missing out on hugging lots of wonderful people. Instead I choose to rejoice that they will meet and expand their worlds just as I expand mine in a hundred different ways. I will wish them well, look at the pictures they post, and love them anyway. I choose to accept that my world is full.
I could choose fear. I've been assaulted. I've been robbed. I've been stalked. Instead I choose to feel confident that I can handle anything life gives me, good or bad. I am careful and wise and prepared the best I can be and I refuse to live in fear. I choose to accept that my world is full.
We all have choices. You can choose up, down, good, bad, positive, negative. You can try or you can do. You can wish or you can take action. You can withdraw or you can move forward. Don't let your addiction make you believe you have no choice. Don't let smoking make you believe you are helpless. Open your eyes, your ears, your heart to the truth that you have choices, opportunities, chances.
Events happen that we have no control over. But we can choose how to respond. We can choose how to view it. We can choose how to move on from it. And that gives you power beyond belief!!
I hope you choose life. I hope you choose to embrace your humanity. And I hope you take the power of choice with you each and every day.