Choices

Written by Regina Spangler
Published on Sunday, 20 September 2009

Every second of every day we make choices. Your moods, your behavior, your words, your motions, your emotions, every move your body makes, every thought you have, etc…. all CHOICES

Getting out of bed or sleeping until noon…

Eating a healthy breakfast or grabbing a fat-filled donut…

Going to work/school or playing hooky…

Studying and trying your best or slacking off playing video games…

Following the rules or breaking them…

Swearing or using a vocabulary… Smiling or frowning…

Being open-minded or closed-minded… Being respectful or disrespectful…

Knowledge or ignorance…

Being selfish or practicing altruism…

Taking a risk or knowing your limits…

Making fun of the kid that everyone else is making fun of or be kind to him…

Homophobia or acceptance…

Being positive or being a grumpy Gus…

Working out or watching TV…

Dependent or independent…

Taking initiative or sitting back and watching others get the job done…

Honest or dishonest…

Working on the OAC or chatting on AIM…

Working towards your goals or complaining because you haven’t reached them…

CHOICES. CHOICES. CHOICES. Like I tell the children/teens that I work with, “You choose you.” You choose your behaviors. You do that for yourself. No one can tell you what to do or who to be. So I ask you: What kind of person are you? What kind of person are you CHOOSING to be?

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