The choice is yours

In high school, each day after the announcements our principle would always end with the admittedly corny line: "Make it a good day or not, the choice is yours."

Nearly a decade later that simple statement continues to stay with me.

No matter what life throws our way, we almost always have a choice in how we respond.

Having a choice doesn't mean life will be easy or that you won't have off days.

We all encounter the harsh realities of the world from time to time.

You can choose to let life happen to you, or you adjust based on your reality.

When you have a choice, you have hope. And with hope, you can make the most out of the day.