I have to teach the womans group at my church in two weeks and the lesson is on CHOICES. Over the last week or so, I have been trying to be more aware of my choices. I came to realize that everything we do, everyday is a choice. I love that we are given the ability to choose for ourselves what we want to do, what we want to say, how we want to spend our time (and with who), how we spend our money, how we make money... everything. What a great blessing but on the same time what a struggle and burden that can be.
As I have been aware of my choices this last week, I have noticed something. I take the time to tell people that I appreciate them. I am telling more people "have a great day" and trying to be positive in my words and actions. Because here is what I have realized... I CHOOSE! No one forces me to feel, no one forces me to react, no one makes me to be happy or sad or angry or anything else. I choose. My choices bring blessings. At the end of the day when I am alone, I have to give an accounting to the Lord about the choices I made that day. I have to tell him about how I spent the day he has blessed me with. Did I use it for good or negative? Did I brighten anothers life and make someone smile or did I go through the day in a pity party state? I choose... I choose happiness.