Day 62- Choices

I was going through something on my way to work today. I got to thinking about my friends. Within two years I have lost two people who have been taken away from me. These two people were individuals who were on the front lines in my development. TJ (died from cancer) and LB (menigitis), they were both strong women who did not like it when I acted weaker than I was. In the most part they tried to toughen me up. At times I think forget them, when they were alive I know I did not forget them. When holidays and birthdays came they got presents and calls. When something big happened at my job they knew about it. They were links to theĀ ? that was in the past, because I am a new person now. Anyway I was thinking about them. Crying and just thinking about them. I am not use to having to give up people through death. Choices. I choose in a second to think about the things that they gave me, because they did in steal some toughness in me. I am still alive and I have to live. I have to give myself some self-compassion for one. There is a song from India Arie that I listened that explained my move to actually command the choices in my life.

Lyrics:

I Choose Lyrics

Because you never know where life is gonna take you and you can’t change where you’ve been.
But today, I have the opportunity to choose.

[Verse 1:]
Here am I now looking at 30 and I got so much to say.
I gotta get this off of my chest, I gotta let it go today.
I was always too concerned about what everybody would think.
But I can’t live for everybody, I gotta live my life for me.(Yeah)
I pitched a fork in the road of my life and ain’t nothing gonna happen unless I decide.

[Chorus:]
(And I choose) to be the best that I can be.
(I choose) to be authentic in everything I do.
My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose. (Yeah)

[Verse 2:]
I done been through some painful things I thought that I would never make it through.
Filled up with shame from the top of my head to the soles of my shoes.
I put myself in so many chaotic circumstances, but by the grace of God I’ve been given so many second chances.
But today I decided to let it all go. I’m dropping these bags, I’m making room for my joy.

[Chorus:]
(And I choose) to be the best that I can be.
(I choose) to be authentic in everything I do.
My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose.

[Bridge:]
Because you never know where life is gonna take you and you can’t change where you’ve been.
But today, I have the opportunity to choose. (Hey ey)
I used to have guilt about why things happen they way they did cuz life is gone do what it do.
And everyday, I have the opportunity to choose.

[Verse 3:]
From this day forward I’m going to be exactly who I am.
I don’t need to change the way that I live just to get a man. (NO!)
I even had a talk with my mama and I told her the day I’m grown, “from this day forward, every decision
I make will be my own.” And hey!

[Chorus:]
(And I choose) to be the best that I can be.
(I choose) to be courageous in everything I do.
My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose.

(And I choose) to be the best that I can be.
(I choose) to be authentic in everything I do.
My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose.

[Bridge:]
Because you never know where life is gonna take you and you can’t change where you’ve been.
But today, I have the opportunity to choose. (Hey ey)
I used to have guilt about why things happen they way they did cuz life is gone do what it do.
And everyday, I have the opportunity to choose.

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