choice by choice….


These aren’t second-hand lives we’re living.
They’re our very own to claim
choice by choice
by choice
by choice
by choice.

“You are surrounded by beauty,  the wonder of creation,  art,  your music and culture,
the sounds of laughter and love,  of whispered hopes and celebrations,
of new life and transformation,  of reconciliation and forgiveness.
These are also the results of your choices
and every choice matters,
even the hidden ones.”
-Paul Young

“In the long run,  we shape our lives
and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately
our own responsibility.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. Elephant's Child on August 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    As you know, I had an epiphany about this very issue recently. Choice is sometimes a touch frightening – but always empowering. Yay for choice, may we all make lots of them. Each and every day.

  2. Julia Bourque on August 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Jennifer, what a profound truth in your post today and what a great gift…. Freedom to make choices every day. Lets all make positive choices today and everyday. I feel better already by the choices I made this morning.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Bren on August 24, 2013 at 8:54 am

    There is always a choice to be had, even if it’s only choosing how we will respond. Great post!

  4. Lee Ann on August 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Isn’t it great that we do have choices to choose from? How sad our world would be if we didn’t have that freedom. Choices give us chances and chances make us risk and risking is how we grow. If it is a bad choice we’ve made, then we learn from it. Of course I look back on some of my choices in the past and wish I could go back and do it over differently….but they are lessons of the heart I would not have learned as well as I have , had I not gone through it.

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