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little chick
09-08-2004, 07:39 AM
> Well worth the read everyone. Have a great day!!
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> READ THIS. LET IT REALLY SINK IN THEN CHOOSE HOW YOU START YOUR DAY.
> > >
> > >
> > > Michael is the kind of guy some people love to hate.
> > > He is always in a good mood and always has
> > > something positive to say.
> > >
> > > When someone would ask him how he was
> > > doing, he would reply, "If I were any
> > > better, I would be twins!"
> > >
> > > He was a natural motivator.
> > > If an employee was having a bad day,
> > > Michael was there telling the employee
> > > how to look on the positive side of the situation.
> > >
> > > Seeing this style really made me curious,
> > > so one day I went up to Michael and asked
> > > him, "I don't get it! You can't be a
> > > positive person all of the time.
> > > How do you do it?"
> > >
> > > Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up
> > > and say to myself, you have two choices today.
> > > You can choose to be in a good mood or ..
> > > you can choose to be in a bad mood.
> > > I choose to be in a good mood.
> > >
> > > Each time something bad happens, I can
> > > choose to be a victim or...I can choose
> > > to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.
> > >
> > > Every time someone comes to me complaining,
> > > I can choose to accept their complaining or...
> > > I can point out the positive side of life.
> > > I choose the positive side of life.
> > >
> > > "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I
> > > protested. "Yes, it is," Michael said.
> > > "Life is all about choices. When you cut
> > > away all the junk, every situation is a choice.
> > >
> > > You choose how you react to situations.
> > > You choose how people affect your mood.
> > > You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.
> > >
> > > The bottom line: It's your choice how you
> > > live your life."
> > > I reflected on what Michael said. Soon
> > > hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to
> > > start my own business. We lost touch, but
> > > I often thought about him when I made a
> > > choice about life instead of reacting to it.
> > >
> > > Several years later, I heard that Michael
> > > was involved in a serious accident, falling
> > > some 60 feet from a communications tower.
> > >
> > > After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of
> > > intensive care, Michael was released from
> > > the hospital with rods placed in his back.
> > > I saw Michael about six months after the
> > > accident. When I asked him how he was, he
> > > replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins.
> > > Wanna see my scars?"
> > > I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask
> > > him what had gone through his mind as the
> > > accident took place.
> > >
> > > "The first thing that went through my mind
> > > was the well-being of my soon to be born
> > > daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I
> > > lay on the ground, I remembered that I
> > > had two choices: I could choose to live or...
> > > I could choose to die.
> > >
> > > I chose to live."
> > >
> > > "Weren't you scared? Did you lose
> > > consciousness?" I asked.
> > >
> > > Michael continued, "...the paramedics were
> > > great. They kept telling me I was going to
> > > be fine. But when they wheeled me into the
> > > ER and I saw the expressions on the faces
> > > of the doctors and nurses, I got really
> > > scared. In their eyes, I read "he's a dead
> > > man. I knew I needed to take action."
> > >
> > > "What did you do?" I asked.
> > >
> > > "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting
> > > questions at me," said Michael. "She asked
> > > if I was allergic to anything.
> > > "Yes, I replied." The doctors and nurses
> > > stopped working as they waited for my reply.
> > > I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity."
> > >
> > > Over their laughter, I told them, "I am
> > > choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am
> > > alive, not dead."
> > >
> > > Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his
> > > doctors, but also because of his amazing
> > > attitude. I learned from him that every day
> > > we have the choice to live fully.
> > >
> > > Attitude, after all, is everything.
> > >
> > > "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for
> > > tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day
> > > has enough trouble of its own."
> > >
> > > After all today is the tomorrow you worried
> > > about yesterday.
> > >
> > > You have two choices now:
> > > 1. Delete this.
> > > 2. Forward it to the people you care about.
> > >
> > > You know the choice I made.
> > >


KristinJ
09-08-2004, 10:34 AM
Amen sister -- thank you for the reminder!

Kristin