Choose Gratitude

I can’t stand being around miserable people. There, I said it. Miserable people make me grouchy; it’s like a cold or the yawns; you catch it from them. I have to be honest and say that I’m not really sure why people choose to be miserable. Yes, I believe they’ve chosen it. I know we can’t choose our circumstances all the time and sometimes we have no control over the situations that we’re put in or the people that we interact with, but we absolutely have a choice in how we respond to what goes on in our life journey.

There is nothing worse than being with someone who chooses to be miserable despite all opportunities to get out of their situation. Yes, I believe that just about everyone has a choice, usually several in how they get out of their situation. It’s just a matter of whether or not they choose to. There are so many people without jobs that choose not to start a business or get something part time to make ends meet until they can get the opportunity they desire. There are many people who are resigned to living the life they have with a disease or illness and don’t look for solutions or choose to live fully the life they do have.

Life will throw us challenges: there’s nothing we can do about that. We can’t deny them or ignore them or pass them. We have to face them, and the sooner we face them and choose a course of action the sooner we’ll be able to live our lives.

What about you? Have you been just letting life pass you by? Have you been letting your situations and the people in your life rule you? Are you ready to take control of your life, since it’s yours? Choose to live, choose to be thankful, choose to surround yourself with people who care, choose today.

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


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