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Chooseday. Tuesday November 25, 2014

It's Tuesday.

Monday hadn't gone well. I'd pinched a nerve in my spine and my lower back had locked into a spasm of fear. I walked as if I was crippled – as if I'd had an 'accident'. 'Everything' had gone wrong. Of course, it hadn't, but it seemed as if it had. Good riddance to Monday, I thought.

Tuesday morning came. I tore a sheet off my 1950's style calendar, and the comment was, "Time for Decision". I posted: "Good riddance to Monday," on Facebook, and a new friend challenged me with the thought that today was 'Chooseday'. She asked me, publicly, what I would choose today? I was getting a new message, loud and clear.

What would I choose? Well, I chose to look after my back – I took the pain to be a sign that I wasn't taking good enough care of myself. I chose to defer a couple of meetings to give my body time to reset and heal...

But then I got to thinking. My whole life was off-track. There was compromise leaking from every pore. Wrong job, wrong partners, wrong location, wrong attitude, wrong choices! How had I let matters slide this far off the path? Answer = my choices. Tiny choice by tiny choice.

So, from now on, my Tuesdays are going to be 'Chooseday'.

A day for good, purposeful, fresh choices.

What will you choose today?

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 6:13am

Lex, how I needed this!! Could cry with relief. Yes, Chooseday it is and it will sit at the front of my head today and I choose to make a change! So good I feel I have been washed in a sunny hillside waterfall. You may have just been added to the list of 'Strangers I Am A Little Bit In Love With'.
Love from the room above the garage.

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 7:45am

Dearest RATG... the love is mutual. I wrote this from a particularly difficult place, and it made, and will continue to make, a positive difference. So much so that it is now marked as a reminder in my diary continuously.

Of course, every day is a day where we can make choices, but I like the idea of becoming consciously purposeful at least once a week.

Rupert Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:23am

Thanks Lex. I have chosen to try and lead a more purposeful life free of the "distractions" that I seem to seek out as a way of coping with and with and avoiding my low mood.

Julia Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:39am

Hello Lex. It's good you have chosen to write for Moodscope. We have missed you but your presence is always here on Moodscope even if we don't see your chosen words on our screen so often. I have made many wrong choices in life, that's called life I think but as you say choice can be in our control. It should be ultimately. So good luck from this Chooseday onwards

Melanie Lowndes Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:45am

Great post Lex. Thank you, Melanie (This morning I choose not to let myself feel irritated by my parents and instead to be patient - and to make this another day where I live as far as I can from my highest self.)

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:47am

I am a fan of distractions, Rupert! But I think we can have our cake and eat it. It's been good this morning to get down to some purposeful choices and get some tasks ticked off my 'to do' list. I might choose a nice distraction later as a reward. Perhaps we can choose both? That's not to disagree with your point at all - I know that I have lived a life of distraction because some of the issues and fears are just too big to face directly.
I wish you good choices today.
Maybe we could replace "Bonne Chance!" with "Good Choices!" as an encouragement to one another.

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:50am

Hello Dear Julia... you say you've made many wrong choices in life. I think we could both claim to have made more wrong choices than one another! I sometimes struggle to think of a single good choice I've made - but I know in my heart I've made many. As you say, the good news is that choice is often in our control - and it is a marvelously 'human' and 'conscious' thing to do - to make choices.
Bonne Choice! my friend!

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:52am

Great choices, Melanie, great choices!
I hope you enjoy the fruit of many good choices today and recognise how gorgeous and wise your higher self is!

littlemissmenopause Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:56am

Great idea, Lex. I choose to do one thing thoroughly and finish it. Not fritter my energy away on lots of inconsequential tasks that will still be there tomorrow. I also choose to enjoy another coffee first. :-)

Rupert Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 8:57am

Thanks Lex yes I agree that disrtractions can be a good thing if they are good and wholesome but sometimes they are not and that is what I think I need to avoid!!

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 9:02am

...and the thought of a good coffee is a great catalyst!

Anonymous Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 10:34am

Agree Rupert. I chose 'ridding the country of alcohol' as my distraction of choice for a while...learned the hard way. But learned!

Anonymous Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 10:41am

I chose to make BANANA PANCAKES (yes with cream and cinnamon) and take half an hour to myself to enjoy them before getting on.
Bonne Choice! Recommend! Roll me towards the work pile...
Love ratg.

The Entertrainer Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 10:52am

Great choices, RATG... and now I'm hungry!

Anonymous Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 5:32pm

That'll be chewsday then :-)

Anonymous Tue, Nov 25th 2014 @ 7:50pm

Great to hear from you Lex; you have been missed!

Loving the "Chooseday" - especially as for me uptil now it has always been the worst day of my week ...

Please keep posting ....


The Entertrainer Wed, Nov 26th 2014 @ 9:37am

Brilliant! And clever!

The Entertrainer Wed, Nov 26th 2014 @ 9:39am

Hi Frankie
It's been good to write again - I've felt empty with nothing to say but the muse popped by the other day (via someone else's insight) and got the thoughts flowing again. May the muse kiss your thoughts today too...

The Entertrainer Wed, Nov 26th 2014 @ 9:40am

I suppose we need new words really... diversions and distractions? Some good, some not so!

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