Most times, we approach Monday with a dread, a foreboding of, “Oh God! Its Monday again!” And we get up grudgingly from that cozy bed and wish the weekend could be longer. And as we think of our deliverables and schedules, we shudder and groan inwardly, and we feel faint and tired, and we march on, like weary soldiers, under the orders of a Quartermaster-General Monday
But you have a choice.
We have a choice how we view, listen and approach Quartermaster-General Monday and the new week. Its like choosing what you want to eat or wear. The same is, with our attitude to Monday.
And this aptly captures it, “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make, makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
We all have choices to make in live. How we make it, what we make of it, and how we make do with it will determine the way our lives will turn out to be.
If life throws lemons at you, make a lemonade out of it. That Boss does not need to keep cussing you out. That colleague does not determine your reaction and mood. You have the power, to take a stand of what you want for yourself and life and above all for God.
If your focus is centered right, you will have the right perspectives to issues. I learnt the hard way, not to allow my emotions be dictated by circumstances and people around me. It’s a daily process of querying my every reaction and action and scrutinizing it with the right lens. And more often than not, I just smile or laugh and i continue with a merry heart. And my colleagues wonder, why are you laughing?
Laughter is merry to the heart, soothing to the soul, and uplifting for the spirit.
It’s all a matter of choice, your career, family, friendships, colleagues, church and God. And your choice must have the end result in view from now. And trust, it’s a road less travelled for its going to be a difficult, but easy decision.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost
And a Special Birthday Shout out to Ariyike Ola-Daramola! You have made a choice to be who you are, and this is your special day, may it bring you much joy and happiness and grace beyond measure as you bask at the Master’s feet!