Thursday, June 23, 2011


*Read this




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 twins!'

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 it?'

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 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 choose 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.'

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

You have two choices now:

01. Delete this

02. Forward it to the people you care about.

You know the choice I made.*

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