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I Choose to Get Up!

By Shawnaschuh
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl (Photo credit: Pickersgill Reef)

In the morning I awake and do my reading and prayers.

One of the things I read is a book of daily thoughts from Louise Hays. Today the message was to drop this phrase from your vocabularly, “I have to” – and to replace it with this attitude, “I choose to.”

What a powerful shift!

Life, actions, behaviors and beliefs are a choice! What are you choosing? Do you say, “I have to get up.” or “I have to go to work.” or “I  have to finish that project.” – what if you shifted all those to something exciting – “I choose to get up.” and “I choose to go to work.” and “I choose to finish that project.”

You could even add how you choose – “I choose to get up energized.” or “I choose to go to work and do my best.” and “I choose to finish this project with creativity and focus.”


Then the quote I had planned reinforced this concept. It’s by Victor Frankl who wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning” and I recommend it. It’s about the concentration camps and how those with the power to choose their attitude had the power of life.

Here’s the quote: “Everything can be taken from man except the last of the human freedoms, his ability to choose his own attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose his own way.”

Two differnt authors giving the same powerful message. For me this means I need to listen and use this to my own benefit. What about you?

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day!


Blessings, Shawna

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