I have met some amazing people through my various blogs and when Eden did this post a couple of weeks ago I got chatting via email with another lovely Kelly and she shared some words with me that I found unbelievably inspiring! She has such a positive life philosophy as a person and a mother and it is all about choices.
I think we all take for granted the fact that we have choices and we fail to see the power that it gives us over our lives. The choices we make influence how happy we are, how satisfied we are, how much we affect the people around us.
Yesterday I made a choice that I am not proud of. Two years after taking the keys for some houses we built, our builder is STILL fixing stuff up that wasn’t done properly. To say it has been a frustrating process would be the understatement of the century so yesterday, when a breakdown in communication led to yet another delay in getting something done, I lashed out. I specifically chose to voice my anger and frustration despite knowing that the person who was delivering the message was doing the best that she could. So not only did I choose to negatively impact her day, I also chose to negatively impact my own. And I am still feeling those negative effects today. Silly me.
A few weeks ago my friend Peggy made a HUGE choice and re-structured the role she has in her business so that she can pursue a life that is more fulfilling. I love it when people quite dreaming and CHOOSE to make things happen! I also love this post from Peggy about how she chooses to deal with angry and aggressive people. I have taken note as I think it is a GREAT strategy for dissipating bad energy.
Because to me, that’s what choices are all about, choosing the good energy over bad. I am a pretty sensitive person so bad energy can drag me into the depths of loathing and despair pretty quickly. And I am sure I am not Robinson Crusoe there!
So today’s manifesto is all about the power of choices – I hope you like it!