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The Choice to Have a New Life

Whenever a child is born, parents, family members and close friends are almost always filled with joy and optimism concerning the happy and successful life the little one will most assuredly have.

“She’ll probably be the President of the United States some day.” “So precious, he’ll probably be a movie star and make a million dollars.”

Not really unusual to hear comments like these as a newborn is welcomed into the world. But, we all know that our lives don’t always live up to this early optimism. Reality comes into play, life is filled with challenges and things don’t turn out the way we expected them to. Some of us even reach a point where we are disappointed with our life and wish we had a new one.

Well, new lives aren’t available, but new actions and new directions most certainly are. We can change things…we can “make life better” by making better choices. New choices can bring new life. So, call on yourself – beginning now – to start making the choices that will improve your life. And, if you have young children – maybe even one of those newborns – commit yourself to helping them understand that “making good choices” is fundamental to having a good life. 

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley