“It's not that I can't live without you; it's that I don't want to. There's a difference. We all make choices in life and I choose you.”
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
This morning I woke up tired and unmotivated. I didn’t even want to write, much less go to work. I just wanted to go back to bed.
Then I realized that I could.
I could make that choice.
I could go back to bed.
I could write and then go to work.
I could skip work altogether and go to the beach.
I realized that I have a choice.
This may seem obvious, but sometimes I forget the obvious. I remembered on a deeper level that I have two choices in life, my attitudes and my actions. Sometimes I need to be reminded. Here are some of the choices I have made this morning and/or will make today:
· I choose to write.
· I choose to be grateful.
· I choose to go to work.
· I choose to be happy at work and serve the people I work for and with.
· I choose to leave for work in a calm peaceful manner.
· I choose to eat breakfast.
· I choose to drink water.
· I choose to smile.
· I choose to love my Muse.
· I choose to work towards my house on the beach.
· I choose to take care of my health.
· I choose to listen to music.
· I choose to monitor my thoughts.
It is fascinating how so obvious a truth is so easily missed. But it is the truth. Every single moment of my life is chosen, either by others or by me. So I choose to make my own choices for my life. This does two things for me.
First, it gives me responsibility for my life. I don’t get to blame others. I don’t get to be angry or resentful. I don’t get to complain. I have chosen everything in my life. In those few cases that I have not chosen events, then I have chosen my attitude and even my fears about those events. So that means I can choose a different attitude. I’m not saying this is always easy, but it is always possible. To change Stan Lee’s words, “With great responsibility comes great power.”
Second, this gives me a sense of presence for my life. When I am aware that I choose, then I am aware of what I am choosing. I am present with my thoughts and with my actions. This makes each moment special and unique and a gift. I am extremely blessed. Every moment is literally a gift and I choose how to receive it, how to open it and how to use it. This is amazing. My life is mine. Your life is yours.
I choose to Get Started and Keep Going.
What do you choose?