I think choice is underrated in our society. Sure, we have all kinds of choices on a daily basis… Would you like to upgrade to an extra-large for just 65 cents more? Would you like whipped cream on that? Would you like that shirt in blue, white, gray or pink?
But what I’m talking about is real choice… the kind of choice that affects your mood, your day, even your entire outlook on life.
Not many people want to take the personal responsibility of choice. It’s only been in the last several years that I actually have. I realized that all my choices, even my lack of making a choice, contributed to all of the hurt and pain I caused myself and the people around me.
But choice is just that- a responsibility. We owe it to our friends, co-workers, loved ones and especially ourselves to make a choice that comes from love. Choosing an attitude of love over hate and fear is incredibly powerful, and it can immediately be felt in the core of your being.
And the ultimate choice- whether we love ourselves or not- is what I believe to be the cause of much of our misery. If we choose to love ourselves, then we will always have love in our lives. But it isn’t so easy to love oneself in this world; we’re either the wrong race, wrong religion, wrong gender, too fat, too skinny, our hair isn’t right, our clothes aren’t cool, on and on and on. It’s quite ridiculous and we absolutely MUST CHOOSE to stop this destructive behavior.
So choose to love yourself today. And listen to the children. They are our greatest teachers!
Words of Wisdom from a 4-year-old: