Some people call it pollyanna.
Some people call it spin.
Some people call it denial.
I call it MY CHOICE to view the world with optimism and hope.
I call it MY CHOICE as to which colored glasses I will view the world:
Dark and dismal... or... light and bright and open to possibilities.
My belief: optimists have more fun
(Joey always has a party goin' on!)
We optimists may have the same amount of junk hit us as everybody else, but we choose not to wallow in it or stay focused on it. Learn and move on is my current mantra.
We choose to focus on things for which to feel thankful.
"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power
to decide how anybody or anything
outside ourselves will affect us."
All this "choice" talk brings me to the other part of this post: my bracelet came!
In my sidebar is a pic of Sean Anderson's book (which I totally loved) called Transformation Road (can click on the book to go to his website).
Sean is the real deal. He's not some slick phoney out to sell you a manufactured "story" just to make a buck. I've followed his journey ever since I started my blog, about 3 1/2 years ago, and I trust his heart and his motives. Sean lost about 280 lbs, and is passionate about encouraging others that they, too, can choose to change.
Sean made it. He busted out of his self-made mental shackles and CHANGED. He CHOSE to change, before the change came and chose him.
That's his mantra:
before change chooses you.
So as you can see, Sean is big on this idea of Choice. I clicked with that right away. I may not be as lickety-split fast on this journey as he was (ha ha, what an understatement!), but I understand what he's saying, and agree. That's why when he offered his leather bracelets recently, I snapped one up from his website HERE!
It's stamped with: I'M CHOOSING CHANGE
I rarely buy or wear bracelets because they are usually too small. Heck, who needs to be reminded that they still have a fat wrist, right?! Well, Sean made his bracelet a generous adjustable length, and it fits great! If you're dinkier than me, you could even wear it as an anklet, LOL!
It's just a little tangible reminder to make those good choices. Yes, I struggle at times. I lose focus and zone out. Or get discouraged and lose sight of my goal. So this is a good thing for me to wear. It reminds me I am NOT a victim. I DO have a choice. And I will never EVER quit, til I get there.
Thanks, Sean... I love my bracelet!
My book quote for today: "What you persistently think eventually but inevitably crystallizes into the words you speak and then the things you do." --Tommy Newberry, The 4:8 Principle
My verse for today: "The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart."
My quote for today: "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself." --Jim Rohn
Enjoy the Journey,