Wisdom from Kathi Casey

If today were all there was left, I would let my children and grandchildren know that everything in life is by choice.

When we wake up feeling a little tired, or “get up on the wrong side of the bed”, we can choose to smile and reach for a shining moment from our past or a dream of the future that excites us, and then keep that thought in the back of our minds all day.

We can choose to feel joy until we once again, gratefully sink into our lovely bed at the end of another day and sleep soundly in the knowledge that today was well lived. Or not…

Grouchy people are not fun to be around – so when life throws a pie in your face – lick your lips and start a food fight!

I have always been “bold as brass”, as one of my aunts used to say. As a teen, I would not have been the one who sulked in a corner when life gave her lemons. I would also not have been the one making lemonade. I’m the one who started that food fight and got the whole cafeteria laughing….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Kathi is the Healthy Boomer Body Expert as well as a renowned health and wellness coach, author, and trainer.

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Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers6 years ago

It is all down to positive thinking!

Victor M.
Victor M6 years ago

Just live, don't think a lot

Fiona T.
Fiona T.6 years ago

I like to think of life's curve balls as challenges, we all at some point wake up and crawl out of bed rather than leap, but hey, I find taking a deep breath and looking around at the blue sky or colour in the trees, a smile on someone's face, just the mere fact we are breathing is beautiful.

Susan N.
Susan N6 years ago

Good post.

Anne Brabson
Anne B6 years ago

I love Debbie W's comment about a worthy legacy goal (small things with great love)...the longer I live, the more I believe that life for everyone comes in waves of great, good, neutral and horribly bad events/feelings/experiences. How someones chooses to deal with these events and ignore, act or react to them is actually a choice! Yes, "bad things DO happen to good people"-that is life-but we make choices every day...

Geetha Subramaniam

Nice. Thanks for posting.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda6 years ago

What life dishes out to you is God's gift to you. What you make of it is your gift to God.
that says the same thing.

sandra m.
Past Member 6 years ago

That wasn't the point....you missed it completely.EVERYTHING IS NOT A CHOICE.That was the point!
..but how should someone deal with it?-
Isn't it arrogant to assume EVERYONE should deal with any one thing a certain way?
My way of dealing with anything is just that...MY way
I don't owe apologies and it isn't MY duty to be anyone's "upper" on the spot.The same goes for anyone else.
How's that being as "Bold as Brass? :)

Linda Stark
Linda Stark6 years ago

Oh and Sandra M - you may not have a choice about your child being incurably ill - but you have a choice about how you deal with it.

Linda Stark
Linda Stark6 years ago

Doug - optimism doesn't mean you don't deal with life - life will always throw curved balls at you. These are opportunities for learning. I've always been an optimist, I just always foresee a good outcome, and if it doesn't work out - well there's generally a reason for that. If bad stuff happens then I will deal with it - but I do genuinely believe we make our own luck. It's nothing to do with "condoning" anything.