“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes.
That’s the day we truly grow up.”
It gives us so much choice, doesn’t it? So much freedom. We can choose the darker, heavier attitudes that will be sure to drag us down and hurt those around us.
Like industrious squirrels, but instead of storing nuts and goodies in little burrows, we fill up our memory space with misunderstandings, perceived hurts and judgments – judgements in which we are always in the right.
Or, we can choose to just breathe, believe that others have a different way of looking at the world, and instead of making judgments, practice understanding and compassion.
We can choose to be happy, giving, loving, and kind. And what greater gift can we give to others, and to ourselves?
A choice, it’s our choice, and then we get to practice, moment by moment.
Photograph © Janice Henshaw 2015