Every day we wake up we have a world of opportunity ahead of us [within our particular context, although if you are reading this on a computer, tablet or phone then your choice options are pretty huge compared to most] – there are a whole bunch of things that are set that we cannot affect, but there are also a whole bunch of choices and changes that we can definitely make.

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. [Groucho Marx]

Of course some choices we make will be more important than others and so it is good for us to really give those good attention and make them well.

“”Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

[different versions of the source of this quote so let’s stick with anon]

Where you will live. Where you will work. If you will work. Who you will spend time with. If you will date. Who you will marry.

And perhaps one of the biggest choices of all which most of us are probably not even conscious of making most of the time: Will I choose anything different today or will I simply stick with the previous choices and circumstances I have made or arrived at.

You can choose differently from what you have chosen before or what has been chosen for you. 

How will you choose today?

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14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” [Joshua 24]

 

 

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