I came across a book last week that spoke specifically to the power each of us have in choice.
Here is the section of the book that speaks to this:
I am liken to a gain of wheat which faces one of three futures. The wheat can be placed in a sack and dumped in a stall until it is fed to swine. Or it can be ground to flour and made into bread. Or it can be placed in the earth and allowed to grow until its golden head divides and produces a thousand grains from the one.
I am liken to a grain of wheat with one difference. The wheat cannot choose whether it be fed to swine, ground for bread, or planted to multiply. I have a choice and I will not let my life be fed to swine nor will I let it be ground under the rocks of failure and despair and broken open and devoured by the will of others.
Have you considered this truth?
You have a choice. You are not a victim of your circumstances. You can change for the better. Regardless of your physical state or circumstances today you can improve.
By making choices that will improve your current situation.
Do not let yourself be led astray. You have been given an amazing opportunity in this life to make choices that will lead you to a healthier place.
If you would like to know the book where I found this let me know. I would be happy to share. It is a great book and is now one of my top five favorite books.
Make today the day you stop letting others choose for you. It is never too late to start.