Many Wonderful Choices
What is life? It is more than just existing. It is more than
just breathing. It is more than just slowly counting your birthdays
while your body gets older and weaker. It has taken me many years of
learning and growing, but I think that now I am finally beginning to
understand what life is and what life isn't.
Life isn't some frantic race towards some distant goal. Life is
a leisurely walk you take each day seeing all the wonder and beauty
around you. Life isn't some tightrope balancing act where you must
be perfect or lose everything. Life is a joyful stroll down some old
railroad tracks where if you fall off you just smile, laugh and jump
right back on. Life isn't some worrisome counting of every penny you
make. Life is smelling flowers, smiling at sunrises, playing with
laughing children, and collecting priceless memories. Life isn't
what happens to you. Life is rather the many wonderful choices that
you make all through the day and all through your life.
It is these many wonderful choices that bring you the joy you
seek. It is these many loving choices that bring you the love you
need. It is these many Heavenly choices that bring you the oneness
with God you desire. It is these many choices that allow you to
smile and forgive instead of stewing in your anger when someone
hurts you. It is these many choices that allow you to laugh and love
instead of despair when things go wrong. It is these many choices
that allow you to give joy and goodness to others instead of always
trying to get things from them.
All of life comes down to the many wonderful choices we make
each day. Let's use them to choose a lifetime of love, joy, peace,
happiness, goodness, delight, and oneness with God for ourselves.
Let's use them to bless the world, help others, and bring truth,
joy, love, and light to everyone we meet.
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (email@example.com) -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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