Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Jaylake_21, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Jaylake_21

    Jaylake_21 New Member

    LET IT REALLY SINK IN... Enjoy....

    John 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

    He was a natural motivator.

    If an employee was having a bad day, John 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
    and asked him, 'I don't get it!

    You can't be a positive person all of the time How do you do

    He 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,' he 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 c hoose 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 he 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 he was involved in a serious
    accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

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

    I saw him 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 scars?'

    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,' he 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

    He 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 John. '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.'

    He 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 yesterday.
  2. michiganwhitetailRLM

    michiganwhitetailRLM New Member

    Good thread man! I use to be the negative one back in the day. Life is rough but I am always positive and it shines through me and effects my family and friends in a positive way...god bless!

    john 8:12 I am the light of the world:he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,but shall have the light of life.:roll_eyes: