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Every thing is a choice

Every Thing. It’s a sentiment I keep coming back to, keep waking up with, keep telling others, keep reminding myself. I drank some water, played my cello, hugged my son, ate a cookie for breakfast, refused a plastic bag at the shop, sent an email, didn’t send another. Time is ticking and suddenly I’m noticing. all. the. choices.

I know I sit in a position of privilege. I have shelter, food, I washed this morning with running warm water. Most people reading this will also be in a similar position of privilege -and we have the privilege to make choices. I realise the increasing importance of recognise choices and actions. For me, recognising, actively choosing, and owning those choices is where the motivation comes to grow.

Can you imagine the thought of not choosing?

I don’t mean nothing: Choosing nothing is something. Sometimes I choose to rest and be quiet, and that restores me. But not choosing at all seems unimaginable.

Every thing is a choice. and yes, some days it’s harder than others to keep making all the good choices. Keep noticing. Keep choosing. Run. Walk. Stop. Look. Smile. Read. Learn. Eat. Vote. Grow. Notice. Care.

All the little things add up.

#YesICan

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thank you for choosing to share this insight with us. I often overlook how privileged we are, even while enjoying a warm morning shower, preparing for all the day’s choices.

    Choosing to share is a privilege too often overlooked.

    October 31, 2019
  2. As you note, it’s when we have no choice that the walls start closing in on us.
    Kevin

    October 31, 2019

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