Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Choice is Ours

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

In some things we have no choice.

We don’t get to pick our parents. Or the color of our skin. Or whether we are left-handed or right-handed. Those things are out of our control. They are part of the package that makes us who we are.

But in other things, we get to choose.

Like how we deal with the hand we’ve been dealt. How we complete the package.

It’s all about attitude. We have a choice.

Pessimism is one option. It breeds Distrust. Anger. Hatred. Resentment. Jealousy. Fear.

The other option is optimism. Trust. Belief. Hope. Gratitude.

Which have you decided on for today?


D. L. Marriott said...

I am always an optimist. Why waist what time you have being miserable?

Maggie Sefton said...

Amen, Deb. That is SO true. Thank you for saying that. People need to hear it and think. It's powerful.

Barbara T. said...

This will appear as my signature soon. A former co-worker could find the negative in everything.