I heard this recently and it impacted me a great deal. Most everything in my world comes down to "I choose."
I choose to have a heart that loves big.
I choose to be more than others were for me.
I choose to work at a high stress but incredibly rewarding job.
I choose my children, all of them, those I birthed, those I chose, those who chose me, and those I never held.
I choose to love and be committed to my Stephen.
I choose to keep my distance from things and people who hurt me
I choose to love broken things.
I choose to keep showing up, even when I'm tired.
I choose to know the good even if I can't see it.
I choose to allow myself to feel all of the things.
These are just a few.