On Choices

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, “The Light in the Heart”

Autumn makes me happy. Of all my seasons to choose from, this is the one that makes my heart sing ~ the colors, the sights, the smells. I love Autumn!

My favorite neighborhood tree!

A dog’s attitude is a great reminder on how to live: play, play, play, sleep.

Sully with a stick = happiness

Being and staying healthy makes me happy.

And grateful.

Every day I choose to put myself on the “to-do” list I’ve carried for 40+ years.

I choose movement, engagement, discernment, nutrition, and sleep.

I choose by turning off the “news” & smart phones and reaching for a book instead.

I choose by tuning out the voices who blather on with opinions on issues or choices they’ve never lived, researched, or attempted.

I choose to walk outside even if that involves gloves and long johns.

I choose to go to bed sooner and get up earlier to savor the sacred stillness of a quiet morning.

I choose to honor my body with real, whole foods made at home by yours truly.

I choose me.

What are you choosing? Have you put yourself on your “to-do” list yet? If not, why not? If not now, when?

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12 thoughts on “On Choices

  1. Sounds like you are choosing intelligence. Wise decision.

  2. Wonderful advice. As you know, I, too, love the ‘sacred stillness of a quiet morning’.

  3. Hmmmm. Yes, I like your philosophy….

  4. This post makes me happy.

    • ..had you at the “Sully with a Stick” photos ~~ actually thought that while creating it, “DK will be all over these photos” — Have a great day! MJ

  5. You and I think a lot a like! (Fall is also my favorite season, and I’m also a big believer in the power of choice, Love your list! I have no time for common-taters. Cheers from the heartland! DM

    • I agree, DM! later in life, I’m finally choosing me 🙂 Thank you and hello to you in the Heartland, MJ.
      P.S. Thank you for reading and commenting, I enjoy your perspective.

  6. Yes! This! I love the pics of your dog – pure joy!

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