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?