In life, we can not control what is done to us, but we always have a choice in how we react to those tests and challenges. Choice is what separates humans from other mammals.
Even if we fail with one test or challenge…a new one will come along in which we get to choose all over again. Perhaps, it is so we finally get it correct. Life, as given, isn’t always easy; it’s not supposed to be.
Often, we do not especially like the choices as they are presented to us and sometimes they are even unfair…but they are choices nonetheless. It is empowering to know we have that ability. With each and every positive choice we make for ourselves and towards others we give ourselves integrity and honor. We further define who we are as Human Beings. Think of this in even greater terms.
All of us have lost something either recently or over the last few years with the economic recession . Unfortunately, so many lost employment, then homes, and have all of us have suffered financially in some way given the volatility of current economic trends. It has been a time of recovery and plentiful new opportunities.
Some of us even lost our way in relationships either at work or at home. Hopefully, it has been a period of reconciliation and forgiveness. And a few of us might even have slipped into areas of human weaknesses; perhaps in areas of honesty, faithfulness, or substance abuse. Undoubtedly we hurt those we love most. Hopefully, it becomes a journey of great personal strength and courage moving forward in a new healthy and positive way. Real situations in life.
Be truely thankful for your life as given and make every choice count.