The path you walk is based on the choices you make. In other words, you live your choices.
Every decision you have made along your journey has brought you to where you are today. If you are living your best life, it is because you have chosen to live true to who you are and share your talents with the world.
Only you can live your choices. You cannot live the choices that someone else makes. You may be impacted by them, but how you react or experience it is a choice only you can make,
Every emotion, success and failure is a result of what we choose. If we are living unhappy lives, we have the choice to walk a different path. We can change our direction and walk toward joy or remain where we are.
Some people may ask, how can my sadness be a choice? I lost someone or something I loved, and my heart is breaking. The easiest way to explain it was that we chose to love. I would choose loving someone, even if I know there will be a parting at some point that brings sorrow over never having loved at all.
You don’t have to remain in your sorrow. We can enjoy the memories and find happiness there. We can do things that fulfill us and bring us joy. Happiness itself is a choice. When we know and understand this, we begin doing things that draw joy into our lives.
Understanding that we are a reflection of the choices we make should help us make the best possible ones. It sounds easy, but the reality is that we sometimes choose poorly. We opt for something we think will bring us happiness or fulfillment, only to find out it doesn’t. The beautiful thing about this is that we can make a new choice and forge a new path.
Nothing is ever concrete unless we choose to stay where our feet are planted. If the soil is bad and there is little water, few plants thrive. They must be transplanted to a place where they can flourish or die. It is the same for us. We must plant ourselves where we can flourish.
Life is just a series of choices and the actions that are taken, or not taken, based on the decisions made. From the time we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, we are making decisions. This ranges from what to wear, what to eat, what to say, how to react, where to go, or not go, etc. The list of choices we make is long.
If I don’t want to do something and then am unhappy and bored because I have nothing to do, who is to blame? Me, myself and I. Why? Because I chose to do nothing and stagnate. The same applies to all our choices.
When we understand that the path laid out before us has many turns and branches off in many different directions, we begin to see that we have plenty of choices.
Whether you are sad, happy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, please know that you are currently living a life based on choices made in the past and ones you are making in the present.
Your life is an open road with many routes available to you. You were made to shine and be happy. Know this and understand that you live your choices.
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