Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the course of this past week I lost sight of what I know to be true. My circumstances are not meant to keep me down, but they are meant to build me up.
By forgetting this reality I allowed myself to fall into a funk. In the process of being in that funk I forgot that I had choices.
Earlier today while I was writing an email to a friend that I met through Second Chance to Live, a phrase that I heard about 15 years ago came to mind. While I was living in Florida a friend of mine used to say to me once we finished talking, ” Now go and make it a good day”.
Go and make it a good day puts life into perspective for me. Consequently, I can choose how I am going to live and experience my life — in today.
By owning this reality I can choose my perspective. Regardless of what might be going on — in my life and world — I can choose to go and make it a good day. I can choose to be empowered by my circumstance. I can choose to learn the lesson. I can choose to take advantage of the opportunity. I can choose to be encouraged.
I can choose to seize the moment — and make the moment work for me. I can choose to do the footwork and then let go of the outcomes. I can choose to trust the process.
Please read my series, Living with a Disability — What Empowers Me to Go and Make it a Good Day as an addendum to this article. Thank you.
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