Choosing Encouragement

Encouragement changes lives. Discouragement does as well. Both are tools. As such, we get to choose which we will use. We get to decide who we want to be to and for others. And, we get to decide who we want to help others become through our influence. Every decision matters. Every choice matters. Every…

Change The Future

We tend to treat others the way we have been treated. But, it does not have to be this way. We can break the cycle. Once we recognize what is happening, we have a choice. And, we have a responsibility. We can change our future and the future of those we come into contact with….

Desires And Obligations

There will be times when our desires will be at odds with our obligations. We will have to choose between what we want for ourselves and what we owe others. Whether it is our time, attention, or effort, we will have to decide where to give and where to take. Our resources are limited. A…

Patience As A Choice

We do not always have to know what to do. In fact, sometimes it is better to do nothing than to act in ignorance or in haste. Sometimes, we simply have to wait. While waiting may necessary, patience is a whole other matter altogether. Patience is the decision or the ability to be comfortable while…

Choosing Our Integrity

At some point, we have to decide what integrity looks like for us and then we must do our best to maintain it. Integrity is not the same for all people. We all have different values, ideals, and demeanors. Integrity is about knowing who we are, who we want to be, and who we do…