Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LIFE = The sum of all your choices

LIFE...Its full of unexpected surprises; some good some bad but either way they are things that need to be dealt with, corrected or even just acknowledged. I feel like its become the "norm" for a lot of people to talk about their problems in great detail and go on and on about how awful something in their life is yet never come to the realization that if you're not happy, if somethings not working for you...change it. The best part about being a grown up is we all have the power over each decision we make. If we are in a situation that saddens us or makes us angry we all have the power within us to walk away. I'm not saying this light heartily. I'm not implying its always easy or that the road we choose will lead where we imagine it to. What I am saying is life is full of choices. You're never stuck in a situation longer then you allow yourself to be. You are only a victim if you allow yourself to play the "victim" role. Bad things happen to good people everyday. Sometimes you make plans and they don't work out. You know the saying "we are busy making plans while god laughs." Life is one long winding road. All roads have bumps, bridges, cracks and at times floods. However sometimes you come across a road that's perfect. Its clean, paved and easy to cross. Those roads are like a break from the crappy ones. This parallels life. They're will be bumps, there will be days where it seems never ending, one thing after another and nothing goes your way but then you get that one perfect day. Everything you wanted and needed fall's into place. You start to forget about all the negative and realize that all those "hiccups" led you to where you were destined to be. The "bumps" have prepared you for what lies ahead. You look behind you and realize you have weathered the storm, made it through and you have one more notch in your belt. We all need to have these moments. We need to learn how to "prepare for the worst and hope for the best." Stop sitting around waiting for things to be different. Use your own power within to make them different. 
"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."  ~William James
If you have chosen to do nothing thats your decision and you need to live with the outcome. Again you chose it. LIFE is simple...Its a sum of all your choices. Some you made yourself and some where made for you as a child. Either way it our decisions not the conditions of our lives that determine our destiny.