“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you
make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can
control the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.”
– Robert F. Bennett
“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that
serves us-and those around us – more effectively. Look
for the learning.”
– Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
“By the time a person has achieved years adequate for
choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment
has long since passed which determined the future.”
– Zelda Fitzgerald
“I am responsible for my attitude…I can choose to
rise from the pain, and treasure the most precious gift
I have – life itself.”
– Walter Anderson
I Choose To
Today and every day is the best day of my life because:
I choose to make the most of every second of every day.
I choose to be happy regardless of the circumstances.
I choose to go the extra mile to brighten the day of
those around me.
I choose to see only the good in things and people, and
avoid dwelling on the negatives.
I choose to find solutions not problems.
I choose to help the sick and poor, because they need
our help. I choose to live free, in life and in spirit,
so no cage could or ever will hold me.
I choose to fight for what’s right, no matter the cost.
I choose to be the best, Father, Lover, Husband,
Brother, Son, Friend, anyone could have.
I choose to be healthy, and not give in to laziness.
I choose to put in 200 percent in every thing I do.
I choose to expect victory and success; failure is not
I choose to spread love even on those who may not
I choose to see the glass half full, because it is.
I choose to give back and be grateful for all my
I choose to fight the right fight and win.
I choose to not let others’ negative ideas or opinions
affect my choices.
I choose to be who I always envisioned myself to be.
I choose these things because, I am lucky enough to be
able to choose, grateful enough to use the chance, and
wise enough to know the difference between choosing and
letting the world choose for me!
© Copyright 2005 by Ignacio Handal