~ Robert Frost
I can choose.
I always have a choice.
The freedom to choose is what defines man and sets him apart from the rest of creation.
Man can choose what he wants and can do.
The rest of creation has simply to go by the laws of nature.
Animals and beasts always go by their instincts.
Man’s greatest achievements as well as his worst follies
often come from his attempts to defy the laws of nature.
Life is difficult but even in the face of all disappointments and anxieties,
I can choose to be happy.
Life is full of pain and suffering but even in the face of all the bitterness and anger,
I can choose to love and care.
Life may sometimes seem to be meaningless
but even in the seeming worthlessness of life and the inevitability of death,
I can choose to be an agent of life and blessings to others.
And in a world so full of fear, anger and hate, I choose to do good.
Yes, I choose life, love, goodness and happiness
for myself and for all the people in my life.