Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices


“Hello everybody.  Welcome today to the wonderful world of…you.  Now check it, you have two options…You can eat it or throw it away.”  – Usher


As you find yourself starting to read this page, you will find that you opted for one of two options… it or click it off.  I’m glad you chose to take the time, but this is just one of the billion choices you’ll make today.  Some will be as simple as deciding to read an e-mail….while others will be life altering decisions. For all of you in the United States kicking off a fine Memorial Day, I hope this helps with all of the many decisions you’ll make today.  For everyone else, have a great day filled with positive choices.

Without getting personal on you, I’ve spent the past week and a half making more decisions than I’ve ever made in my life.  Not just the “What do I have for lunch today?” type of decisions….but serious extreme life altering ones.  To be honest with you, I have yet to finalize my choice……but I have learned one lesson during this process.  Happiness Is A Decision…….And You’re The One In Charge.

Sounds pretty simple huh?  What I can offer to all of you today is this….Take about 30 minutes out of your day and visualize the following scenario.  Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and try to think of the most important things in your life.  Don’t just think of the major ones, but also the little things like having coffee with a good friend, calling your Mom for some much needed advice, using your phone to make a call that needs to be made right now.  Now imagine not being able to do these things any longer.  When you are done, you may just realize what exactly is the most important things in your life….and what it actually is that makes you happy.

One of the greatest speeches I have ever heard is from Actor Mathew McConaughey who talked about the pendulum of life swaying between a laugh and a tear.  I’d like to take this a step further and say that the pendulum of a moment sways between a Choice and a Change.  Happiness is a choice.  As you make each of your billion decisions today…..make sure you always choose happiness first.

Enjoy Your Ride

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4 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices ”

  1. Amanda Gale Kotyk on May 31, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Thanks for this one D!  You are so right….happiness is a choice, and we need to remind eachother of that every day.  I know it can be tough to find 30 minutes to visualize, but I think it’s important to relax and keep your thoughts focused, and figure out what really makes you happy. 

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 31, 2011 at 3:32 am

      I know what makes me happy the most, and I owe that to you and our Family.


  2. V B on May 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Great post – it reiterates the fact that we are NOT forced to be unhappy; we do have a choice

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 31, 2011 at 3:33 am

      Thanks for you comment.  You are totally correct, and I wish us all well in having this thought be what comes to us first.


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