Some say we have too many choices – too many offers, too much media hype, too many people wanting a part of us and our lives.  True, but owning all the  choices you are given remains essential to your emotional fitness.

Poster quote about choice

You don’t get to choose all in this life.  Bolts of lightening come out of the blue, disease strikes, accidents happen, others take us to war, some hold us captive.  But more often life offers happier choices.

Be grateful when you are able to choose between the good things of life.  Be just as grateful when your choices are not as painful as Pasternak recounts. And yes, it is much harder to be grateful if one has to grovel, but when you do so as a conscious choice, you have made a choice, you have “stayed strong.”

Vicktor Frankel, concentraction camp surviver, said,  “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”

He also said,

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”
So choose, but do not deny that some choices are to suffer one wrong to avoid another.

Stay strong

When you make a choice, as you go about your daily life choose kindness. The more each of us . In almost every situation, to act with kindness can be chosen. If we all made that one of our choices, groveling might never be necessary, peace might descend to bless all.

As usual, thank you for all you do to make our world better.


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First: Advice is just that – advice. Treat what I say as a suggestion, not a command. Try it, if you like, say thank you.  If you don’t move on to something else.

Second: Emotional Fitness is not therapy. Just as we all need to work at our physical fitness, we also all need emotional fitness.  However, if you are making plans to kill yourself or others,  engaging in self-destructive behavior, if you cannot do the things that need doing, or if you are constantly unhappy or angry, you need therapy, not self-help.

Third:  I have dysgraphia, so be kind to me, read on and forgive me my errors, or be kind to your self and don’t read what I have to say.  Don’t choose pain when pain  can be avoided.

Agree or disagree, comments are always welcomed.

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