A year full of moments

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

One of my absolute favourite poems were written by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood” . . . Upon reading, the reader quickly become aware that the main theme of this poem is CHOICES.

Every single moment of our lives requires each of us to make a choice, in the very moment.

Some choices are much easier and our ability to apply a positive attitude comes more naturally in some moments.

Do we choose to be annoyed by the rain, or do we choose to see every drop as a blessing?

  • Does the dawn chorus of birds irritate us because we want to sleep more, or do we hear life in their singing and chirping, feel the possibility of new opportunities, become aware of the break of a new dawn?

  • When we hurt, do we only feel the pain, experience only darkness and suffering or do we choose to grow, live, and become strong again – do we choose to eventually rise from the ashes or let ourselves be consumed by the darkness?

  • Do we choose to see only the wrong in our life partner’s behaviour; do we choose to hear only the worst in what they say; do we choose to look at them through the filters of our own experiences only or do we choose to understand their behaviour, thoughts, feelings, perceptions and experiences before we criticize, before we throw in the towel?

  • Do we choose to continue waning because of the toxic relationship we are in, or do we choose to muster up the courage to live the life we were meant to live?

  • Do we choose to live the life others expect from us, or do we choose to be all we can be?

Admittedly, every choice is not an easy one. Suffering is not a joy, experiencing darkness could be harsh, leave us feeling hopeless, lonely, powerless, scared, desolate.

If you are reading this blog, I know you have experienced life - whether it was joy, pain, excitement, discomfort, grief, happiness, sorrow, success, disappointment, trust, abuse, satisfaction, anticipation, love, care, hate, kindness.

Take a minute or two, consider your life as it is right now, right here – you are undoubtedly faced with a multitude of choices.

Be absolutely sure: you have within you whatever you need to take the next step, whether it be to reach out, to ask for help, to find the courage to decide - to make a choice that could change the way you experience life.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”. Marianne Williamson.

Dig deep, be gentle with yourself and be remember you are the master of your choices.

I wish for you a year full of extraordinary moments. May every moment be an opportunity for you to grow, become more self-aware, and become more of who you can be.

May you be Uniquely You this year!

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