Wednesday, July 7, 2010


It's a sunny morning. I can choose to be irritated by it -- or go outside and enjoy the blessings of a lovely day. Anything and everything in life has choices attached to it. Choices. Therein lies the potential for both good and bad. My grandma would always say 'be careful what you pray for - it might come true'. In the same vein, I say now ---- 'be careful what you choose - the wrong one could make you lose your smile'. :-) Choices - make it good.

(Pictures here were taken by Amchit with her cellphone.)


  1. "If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise"
    There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy."

  2. Thanks for the visit, KP.
    Have a pleasant day.
    God bless you and your family.

  3. wow..the last line was the lime usual, its thought provoking ellen..

    hey, i have written something in similar lines just today.. pls check my post.. smiles X sorrows = Smiles..:)

    Thank you and best wishes

  4. Hi Pram,

    I went to your blog and saw the post but I couldn't see the link for comments. Weird I must say cos your other posts have it!

    Anyway, so nice to see you and thanks for your message. Appreciating it much. Have a pleasant day. God bless you and your loved ones. :-)

  5. Ellen,

    Read 2 posts.

    Everyone whom we meet has a lesson for us to learn. It is upto us to find what it is and follow it. Some lessons are long lasting and good for us while some are to avoid those things in our day to day life. To give you an example, I met a young boy of may be 10 or 12 at an traffic intersection. The traffic light was red so I was waiting. He knocked at my car window offering me some local newspaper which I had no intention of buying but looking at his malnutritioned body I offered him some money. He refused to accept it saying that he will only take what is due for the paper if I buy it. Lesson : Live by your principles even when chips are down.

    One should make any choice with application of mind looking at all aspects and keeping positive thoughts.

    Take care

  6. Hi Ellen,
    I came over from Joseph's blog and it was a pleasure reading through some of your posts. And I look forward to getting to know you more in this blogsphere, while reading others posts from you. Hope your day be filled peace.

  7. Welcome to my blog, May! :-)

    Likewise I look forward to wonderful days of friendship with you. Have been to your blog and too left message there. Your blog is a 'feel good' blog - affirming and inspiring.

    Have a blessed day.
    God bless you and your family.

  8. Wonderful wisdom and insights from you again, Jack. You've left a huge wide grin on my face this morning. :-) Hope the day brings tons of blessings to you and your loved ones. Thanks for your lovely visit.

  9. Lovely day to you, Sana. Glad that you liked the pictures. Told my daughter and she smiled pleased and thanking you too. :-) Enjoy your day and God bless you!

  10. Hello Ellen:)

    Your post contains a powerful message for successful living. Choices,choices and choices. Yes, we are always confronted with a multiplicity of choices and what we chose ultimately is going to lead us to success or failure.

    Many people take the easy way out where no effort or energy is involved, no risk or adventure is involved, no pains or sweat in involved and they find themselves reaching no where. Most of us including me shudder to take the road less traveled and we don't reap the rich rewards such as adventure, thrill, excitement, and a sense of satisfaction or fulfillment of achieving something against all odds. To speak about myself, I never liked to take risks, never like to get out of my comfort zone. Perhaps everything depends of early life when a person who is provided with all comforts by parents and therefore he or she grows up without having the necessity of taking up challenges.

    A person who wants to become a great runner can either skip practice and go to movies or get to the stadium to run and run till he is exhausted. The first choice will lead the person to a dream unfulfilled whereas the second choice will help the man succeed.

    Well, take the case of Eve. She had a choice to eat or not to eat the forbidden fruit. But she chose to eat the fruit against God's command and brought damnation on her and all of us.

    God has given us a common sense to chose and if we exercise it carefully we find favor with God and HE will shower his blessing on us. He also gave us something called conscience and if we follow our conscience most of the time we will make the right choices.

    Your post is thought provoking Ellen and much can be written on the subject of choices.

    Have a lovely day:)

  11. Joseph, this is wonderful reading through your comment. Thank you for sharing with us your wisdom and insights. It's appreciated :-) May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  12. Ellen, cannot agree more with you. Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. Nevertheless, between two evils, choose neither. But between the two goods, choose both. Celebrate life. It is only for the living!!!

    1. I am back to this post to read your comment again, Thomas. I like what you wrote..'Celebrate life. It is only for the living!!!'

      Blessings to you and your loved ones.


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