Day 1065: Your choice

Yesterday, at the end of a day when I had previously chosen not to take photos, I saw this:

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It was my choice to turn my car around and choose that image for today’s post.

“Your choice” triggered lots of associations, including the following (which I choose to share).

I believe it is my choice, every day, to choose:

  • kindness towards others,
  • kindness towards myself,
  • the people in my life,
  • what words I use,
  • the music I hear,
  • the ways I heal,
  • the support I give,
  • the food I eat,
  • appreciation for the present moment,
  • life,
  • hope,
  • reality,
  • acceptance,
  • forgiveness,
  • joy whenever possible,
  • my  post titles, and
  • blogging every day.

After choosing “Your Choice” for today’s image, I also choose these photos:

Now, it’s your choice what choice to choose next.

It’s my choice to thank those who give us room to choose, lights in the darkness, and you — of course! — for your choice to visit here, today.

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38 thoughts on “Day 1065: Your choice

  1. You’re so much more ambitious than I am. For $20 I’d have just taken a wreath!

  2. Such noble choices on your list. Not a surprise for us, Ann. ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

  3. I try to make the choice not to think about choices because I get so easily muddled. When there are too many choices available it can be paralyzing or simply frustrating as anyone who’s ever been to a large grocery store and just tried to find plain canned tomatoes–with no onion, bell pepper, Italian seasonings, olive oil infusion, reduced salt, added salt, or chocolate sprinkles–knows.
    I am glad I do make a regular choice to come here.

    • I get muddled about choices, too, and I often think about that scene from “Moscow on Hudson” where Robin Williams’s character has a breakdown in the aisles of a supermarket. I am very glad about the choices you make in the Blogosphere, Chris.

  4. Sooo… I chose to read your post and I did well. Beautiful πŸ™‚

  5. This is a good day to think about choice. Thank you for pointing out that I have more choices than I sometimes think I have.

  6. I choose to stay positive even though things seem bleak sometimes:-)

  7. What can I choose for $20?….
    I choose to come here and it free! The best choice of all 🌞

  8. Wonderful list of wise choices we could all make on a daily basis:)

  9. Maureen

    I’m not sure what I’m looking at, with those photos of lights, even after clicking on each photo individually. Is one of them a turkey made of lights? Did you choose to post them because it is December? Do you choose to look at light instead of darkness? (But the darkness does play a supporting role with the lights, quite beautifully.) Is there a cat somewhere in the dark, or did you choose to make Dec 1 a cat-free day at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally?

    • I honestly don’t know a lot of details about those lights. I realized I hadn’t taken any photos throughout the day and I wanted to capture some of the lights around here. Every year, I continue to be entranced by those colored lights that appear everywhere. Thanks for making a second appearance here, Maureen! (And the cats are sure to make appearances, soon.)

  10. I chose to read this post at the end of a crazy long work day, and I’m glad you chose to write it!

  11. I think we sometimes take our ability to choose for granted Ann. It’s good to remember how fortunate we are. ❀
    Diana xo

  12. Life is all about choices – eh?
    Today – I choose to drop you a big ol {HUG} πŸ˜€

  13. My choice is that you’re my favorite blogger Ann.❀️

  14. My choice is not to dream about Penny Dreadful again!

  15. Yours is a good list of choices. ‘Your choice’, is, however, a phrase I have heard used negatively, such as when someone struggles with the consequences of a disproved choice. Then it means ‘serves you right’. That, unfortunately is what ‘your choice’ brought to mind.

    • I have never heard anybody choose to use “your choice” negatively, Derrick. I guess it’s our choice how to use words. I appreciate, as always, your choice to read my posts and comment about them.

  16. I choose to appreciate this list and hope to incorporate it into my existence. πŸ™‚

  17. this made me think of all the excuses we give for what we do and the reality is we had a choice. we always do have a choice to either do something or not to do it…

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