Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
– Wayne Dyer
Own all of your choices
The choices you make today will determine the path that your life will take. When you sit back and look at the decisions you’ve made in your life, are you happy with the route you’ve paved? If you’re not, make a change today. The next time you make a choice, ask yourself if this decision will lead you to the path you want to travel along. Set some new goals that will lead you to your dreams and then plan your course.
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There have been many times, when I painfully recounted my choices, and what they had done in my life. Normally, in anguish over them, I wanted say “It’s not my fault, everything is against me!”
The struggles I faced, the losses, from all my choices. When I stopped trying to blame other people, the universe, my parents, is when I realized – I AM the sum total. What I CHOOSE to do with it, is up to me.
It was a relief to finally look at myself and own up. I chose this path. Me and no one else. I can point, scream, cry and CHARGE someone else or some thing else. The truth is? It’s not their fault. It’s all mine.
So, I choose to live happy. I choose to use ill circumstances to learn and to grow. I won’t blame anyone else for what I did or did not accomplish. I’ve actually become friends with it and made it a part of who I am. My choices.
My life changed, when I took responsibilty for myself. My life became better.
Does that mean bad things won’t happen to me? No. But what I CHOOSE to do with them has.
Live proud. Live true. Live you.
8 thoughts on “Sunday Healthy Reflection”
What a beautiful message to hear! It’s our life, each one of us. And we’re all responsible for the choices we make. And then, in choosing how to live from that, how we choose to shrink or grow – is up to us. Oh…this is just so, so good to hear, thank YOU!
Lance- Thank you! I love the message too! It IS up to me. I choose my path and if I choose wrong then I’ll choose a different one, but I’ll keep chucking along.
Yes yes YES! I’m finally getting it! Ahhh……
Well, I wasn’t talking about food. Our stomach picks our food, so we don’t really choose the cupcakes, hmmm?
This is a wondrous thing when it clicks. It took a year of therapy to wade through all the bullsh*t and realize it is up to me. I learned a few tools to deal along the way too.
I take the good with the bad now and embrace them equally. Its a good thing.
Peedee- I like that. Embrace the good and bad equally. The bad is just as much part of me as the good. In fact, without some of the bad, I wouldn’t appreciate the good. It is hard to get to that point, but worth it.
Angelia, thanks so much for your comment on my post. We are definitely on the same wavelength! Kudos to you for “owning up” and taking charge.
Daphne, Thank you! Great minds 🙂