Today I am faced with many things beyond my control: the news, the health care system, and my disability. Not that this is new. It happens every day. It's just that some days it is easier to remember that I am free. So today I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect on my gratitude and my freedom. Though there are many things beyond my control and I sometimes feel tossed by the tornado that can be life, I am still free. Free to choose and free to live. It is my choice how I respond to the news and other factors beyond my scope of influence. It is my choice to refuse the lie that destruction and obstacle are all there is. I choose to live! I choose life and freedom. I am grateful.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom." --Victor Frankl