Choose Again

What power in you do you recognize?

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Choose Again No Comments

What does your fortune say?

“No need to worry!
You will always have everything you need”


Are you focused today on what you have or what you lack?

Sometimes, when we are are struggling with the areas of our life that are most challenging, the temptation may be to view ourselves as victims or not having what we need to succeed.  After all, that view surely excuses us from being responsible for our situation, right? Well, not exactly.  We are always responsible for our choices on how we view the world and how we respond to our life’s circumstances.

I actually received the fortune written above and stuck it on my rear view mirror in my car so I could be reminded of it often.  Even with the frequent reminder, I can still forget, until something happens in life that wakes my memory up.

With the generous offer from a friend to help me today, I learned two valuable and touching lessons:

  1. When I focus on what I don’t have, then I usually forget to see what is right before my eyes.
  2. If I don’t allow myself to ask for help, then I am usually closed off from allowing myself to receive it.

Today I challenge you to think about what you do have in your life and the ways in which your fortunes nurture you and support you to be the best that you can be.  Choose today to see your life’s bounty and revel in how you can receive these blessings.

Friday, March 26th, 2010 Choose Again No Comments
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