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September 16, 2014

The universe is full of options, and every day you get to decide which ones you’ll choose.

Raisin bran or Capn’ Crunch?   Television or a book?  Ranch or blue cheese?  Music or quiet?  Under or over?

Occasionally I hear people say “I didn’t have a choice.”

But really, that’s not true.  You always have a choice.

Sometimes the choices stink, however.

After all, the lesser of two evils is still evil.

Some options are unpalatable, and so we say we don’t have a choice.  What we really mean is that only one option is tenable in our eyes.

And sometimes only one option’s consequences are acceptable to us, and so we say we have no choice.  What we really mean is that we aren’t willing to pay the price of choosing any other option.

Every day we get to choose to live.  We get to choose joy.  We get to choose generosity.  We get to choose gratitude. We get to choose faith.  We get to choose to forgive.  We get to choose to love.

We get to choose.  And in choosing, we take charge of our internal landscape.

Choosing is a privilege and a responsibility.  Our choices reflect what we value and honor.

And just in case you were wondering…

Refusing to make a choice is a choice, too.



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