We Have A Choice Every Day

Life is not always easy or fair and we get thrown curveballs. It’s within each of us to overcome our emotions and decide the direction we are going to go when we’ve been knocked down.

Sometimes life sucks. You think you’ve had a rough start. Look up the following people: 

DMX

Jim Carrey

Oprah Winfrey

Christina Aguilera 

50 Cent 

They had a rough start and there’s 1000’s more like them, 1000’s more like you. Choose not to let it define you, but to remind you that you are meant for more. 

It starts with choosing to be grateful. We don’t have to be grateful for the things that hurt us. Find the things that don’t hurt, and be grateful for them.  When you start really looking for what you can be thankful for, you’ll start finding more. 

It starts with choosing to be honest with yourself. Are you settling for who and where you are because it’s the easiest choice? Fear and failure aren’t the same thing, but fear will lead to failure if you choose to let fear keep you from moving forward. 

Sometimes in life we choose to be lazy, if that’s the case be honest with yourself about it and decide if you really want to do more or if you’re actually ok with where you are. If you’re ok with where you are, then embrace your life and enjoy the day! Only you know what is right for you. 

If you want more, then start making changes. Even little changes make a difference. Nothing changes unless you do. 

It starts with choosing what type of day you will have. Decide it’s going to be a good day. Decide it will be a productive day. Not everything will be easy, but we can decide what to do when we get knocked down.  

We were meant to live

I can’t get that song out of my head and I’ve probably listened to it 30 times in the last couple of days. The funny thing, is that each time I listen to it and every time I hear it in my mind, I feel the same sense of excitement. I want to jump up and down and spin in circles! I can feel the words in every fiber of my being and everything inside of me agrees, I was meant to live for so much more. Somewhere along the way I started believing something different.

I’ve really struggled with getting older. I don’t like the number that is fast approaching and I feel like I’ve wasted so much life. I know I can’t go backwards, even though for years I told my kids I was counting birthdays backwards. If I truly am meant for so much more, then I don’t want to waste any more time fighting the inevitable. I’m going to embrace getting older and embrace the experiences of my life and the wisdom that comes with age. It’s easy when we are young to say age is just a number, but if I can keep in mind that we aren’t promised a single day, then age really is just a number. I am truly grateful to be where I am in my life and don’t want to take another breath for granted. I think I’m finally ready to truly live.