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Feb 14, 2005
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East north east of Soapweed

Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate.
He is always in a good mood and always has something
positive to say. When someone would
ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I
were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day,
Michael was there telling the employee how to look on
the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious,
so one day I went up to Michael and asked him, "I
don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of
the time. How do you do it?"

Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up
and say to myself, you have two choices today. You
can choose to be in a good mood or ..
you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to
be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a
victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose
to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can
choose to accept their complaining or... I can point
out the positive side of life. I choose the positive
side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
"Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all
about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every
situation is a choice. You choose how you react to
situations. You choose how people
affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or
bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you
live your life."
I reflected on what Michael said. Soon
hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own
business. We lost touch, but I often thought about
him when I made a choice about life instead of
reacting to it.
Several years later, I heard that Michael
was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60
feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of
intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital
with rods placed in his back.

I saw Michael about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied,
"If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what
had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my
mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born
daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the
ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I
could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I
chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose
consciousness?" I asked.

Michael continued, "..the paramedics were great. They
kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they
wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on
the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really
scared. In their eyes, I read "He's a dead man." I
knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting
questions at me," said Michael. "She asked if I was
allergic to anything. 'Yes, I replied.'
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they
waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and
yelled, 'Gravity.'" Over their laughter, I told them,
"I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am
alive, not dead."

Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his
doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude...
I learned from him that every day we have the choice
to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for
tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has
enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.

After all, today is the tomorrow you worried about

You have two choices now:

01. Delete this.

02. Forward it to the people you care about.

You know the choice I made.

God Bless, and smile, it could be contagious
thanks, katrina.....another thing to make you stop and smell the roses every once in a while and remember that things could always be worse!! :D

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