Have you ever thought that being able to choose is a privilege?  We take it for granted; so much so that we become blaze about it and often make irrational and hurtful choices.  When I thought about this more I realised that:

I can choose:

To be with people, or isolate myself

I can choose:

To be happy or sad

I can choose:

To take responsibility or to avoid it

I can choose:

To fight a battle or withdraw gracefully

I can choose:

To learn something new today, or believe that I know it all

I can choose:

To give of myself or take, take, take

I can choose my attitude.

A word to the wise: We cannot look at our personal choices in isolation.  Whatever we decide will have an effect on:

·         Other people, not just me

·         Our actions now

·         Our actions later

Whether we recognise it or not, other people are watching us.  We are interlinked with so many people.  We all have a circle of influence, and we can ignore this truth at our peril.  Leaders need to be continually aware of this.

What affect will our choices have on friends, family, others?

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” J.K. Rowling – author

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility”  Eleanor Roosevelt – wife of 32nd US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt


About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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