To Be Honest

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The choice to live, is yours and yours alone.
The choice to make the best of your situation, is yours and yours alone.
The choice to make it through whatever you’re going through, is yours and yours alone.
The choice of happiness, is yours and yours alone.
The choice to love, is yours and yours alone.
The things you put your energy into become your reality. Life, love, adventure, fun, happiness, health, wealth, excitement, prosperity, peace, awareness, it’s all yours. You have all these things. But they will only be if you give your energy to, do, and be of these things.
The choice is yours.
You can be suffering from a number of things such as depression, low self-esteem, poverty, abuse, whatever. But if you make the choice to live, to figure out what it is you love and do it, it will happen for you. If you decide where it is you want to be and get after it, you will get there. The story is seen time and time again, throughout history as well, of people who experienced things such as depression, poverty, abuse, and worse, but they made a choice to not let their circumstance/situation control them or get the best of them. They fought through and came out on top. It’s all based on what you choose. What you give power to, has power over you. If you let others have power over you, they will control you. If you own your power, you will control yourself and your life and no one and nothing can stop you.
It’s all up to you.

Personally, from the age of 6 to 17, I had low, very low, self-esteem. But I always had an amazing family that loved me. That was my saving grace. Whether you have an extra support system in family and/or friends or not, in the end, you have to be your main support system. Eventually, I made the decision to love and accept myself as I am. I stopped letting everything that little voice in the back of my mind said get to me. Since then, I have been the happiest I have ever been and life has been the best experience. I learned that your life is as good as you allow it to be. I also learned that I can control my thoughts and emotions. Sometimes they’re strong and a little harder to reign in, but I don’t let my emotions get the best of me anymore. My life experience is continually getting better. That’s the attitude you have to have. You have to be and stay upbeat, you have to keep a positive, good attitude, good vibes, good energy, a positive perspective, an open heart, mind, spirit, soul, a willingness to learn and grow, and a determination to conquer your fears. You have to be in the mindset that you and your life are always getting better and work towards that. Bettering yourself and growing isn’t convenient. At least not all the time. It takes work and there’s trial and error. But that’s life. Once you get into it, it really does get easier and life gets better.

I am a living example that choice does exist and it does matter. You have a choice. “You always have the choice.”

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