Saturday, October 26, 2013


Saw this in my inbox....

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."    -- Wayne W. Dyer

But don't we always choose life or that of moving forward? Survival is the name of the game. But sometimes it doesn't always mean that growth or learning or progress would follow. Sometimes a man just turns round and round and then too go back again and again to the same place of misery where it all began. Then utterly defeated he begins to wonder why things keep happening the way they do.

This was the subject when I was with friends not so long ago. A friend called it ...'bad luck' and another called it ...'karma'. Followed up by another friend who said ... 'Sow good, reap good; sow bad, reap bad.' And a third friend quoted a law of the universe which says that ... 'nothing happens without reason'.  Then all four chimed in with .... 'Isn't life all about choice or a series of choices good and bad?'  (Yup, nice chorus you guys got there!)

I got to thinking. So, how a person chooses to live his life is all up to him. If that person sees life as one big ball of darn things... it's going to be darn things and his decisions messing up his life even more.  But on the other hand, if that same person decides to take his challenges positively and would determinedly aim for success, growth, hope, satisfaction, improvement, learning, opportunity, happiness, fulfillment .... he will soon in good time discover a better quality of life for himself. Whether he gets there in slow-mo or on a fast clip ... he will get there. He chose it, decided for it, aimed for it.

Being captain of his own ship he best can steer it to where he wants it to go. This decision lies with him and not with anyone else no matter how brilliant the course others may have mapped out for him. He creates his own destiny. Whether he fails or succeeds is his own burden or blessing. 

Everything is a choice, good or bad. We can choose to move forward or remain behind, progress or stagnate, win or lose, build or destroy, be informed or be ignorant, be kind or be mean, be strong or be weak, be compassionate or be indifferent, be good or be bad, and  who we want to be, friendships we want to keep, chances we want to take, lives we want to build, careers we want to shape, dreams to make come true ......... or paint the sky with rainbows, dance to the wind, walk barefoot in the rain, or lay down under the shade of a tree in quiet peace and tranquility, content and happy.  All is a choice.

Indeed  '...Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.'    Thank you, Mr. Wayne W. Dyer.

Blessings, everyone! Have a pleasant day.

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