Life is a series of choices. Those choices range from the monumental to the mundane. Whether the decision is what to wear this morning or where to eat at night, we all tend to agonize over the options set before us.  We wonder about what the future holds and how our current choices will influence it. At the same time we wonder why we made certain choices in the past and how they have influenced our present. We ponder the mysteries of the opposite sex with a myriad of seemingly incomprehensible choices while rejoicing in the differences that allow those choices to manifest themselves. Greater minds than ours contemplate the mysteries of the universe and fates of countless people. Fortunes are made and lost in the blink of an eye due to a right or wrong choice made at the right or wrong time. In vast scheme of things, our choices are not that significant to history, the world, or even that many of the billions of people who live on our planet.

That being said, there are still some choices that affect others. We should always be concerned with the outcomes of those choices. We can be sensitive to the wants and needs of others or show senseless insensitivity. Our choices may not affect the world in which others live, but they can affect the world of another person. We must never underestimate the impact we can have on the people who hold us in high esteem. Our choices can make or break someone’s minute, hour, day, or even life.

Our Choices can affect the world of another person.

There is one person who is impacted more than others by the choices we make. That would be YOU. You must live with the decisions that you make. Granted, others are involved; however, you are the one who must live with it. Your nature will form an integral part in your choices. Your view of your glass as half-full or half-empty of either lemons or lemonade will impact how you chose a course of action. Optimism or pessimism will decide how your handle your difficult situations.

Some days you wake up feeling like the world is your oyster. Other days you will feel like the oyster has closed – with you inside it! On those days when the world has closed you in, remember that the grain of sand that irritates the oyster may one day become a beautiful pearl. It can be difficult and often traumatic being the grain of sand. When I find myself trapped within the oyster, I CHOOSE TO HAVE A GOOD DAY. I decide my energy is better spent on the half full glass of lemonade the day had given me. (Yes, I know that is mixing metaphors, but they are both food-based so I call it a win.) I chose to make the best of my situation until I can create a better outcome.

I have just one question for you…What kind of day, week, and life do you choose to have?