Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design your life beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning and to live your life the way you choose. Today’s question is, “Do you?” It’s easy to get swept up in the drama of life or the challenges of the day, but each day you have a choice and a chance to start over. If the day is not going well, stop and think about the choices that you made to get you to where you are. If you are unhappy with your job, ask yourself why. Did you take that job to pay the bills but suddenly find yourself dreading each day at the office? Is there something else you could do to generate the income needed to pay the bills? Sometimes it’s choices that someone else made which are impacting your life in a negative way. There is always a way out. It’s not always easy, but it is always doable. If your life does not fulfill you, you can redesign it.
Something to Think About
The world is filled with people who have excuses about where they were raised, how they were raised, the lack of opportunities, and many other reasons to support the excuse, “Why I can’t.” But for every unfortunate story, there is an inspiring story of someone who had every possible obstacle and disadvantage growing up, but they made the choice to make a difference in their life and in the world, and they did.
Each day when you wake up, be grateful for the life you have. If you are not grateful for the life you have, take action and redesign it.
Words of Wisdom
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. – Gever Tulley
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher
It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela
If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces. – Shane Koyczan