Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It is Christmas Day. I sat this morning to watch Dylan on his first Christmas. He did his best to open the presents we bought him. He spent most of his time distracted by the paper and the noise it made. I started to think about that in the wider scope of the world.

Every person on earth, but especially in America, has equal opportunity to make something of themselves. They have choices to make. They can be free if they choose. They can be educated in the finest schools if they choose. They can have the career of their dreams. They can have the family they desire. They can have a fulfilled life. Its all in the choices we are presented.

I find though many who get distracted by the packaging of their lives. They may have been born into poverty. They may have born into a family whose ancestors were enslaved. The person may have been born into a family who had their land taken from them. They made a few bad decisions along the way and they've been shown them a  new path. There are hundreds of ways we as humans can destroy or have our futures upset. All I want to know is what you are going to do about it? What will YOU choose to do with the options before you? Will you play the victim? Or will YOU be a phoenix raising from the ashes? Will you choose to see the gift inside the package or just focus on the wrapping it came in?

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