When despair tries to take me under... I choose life.
When I wonder what God could possibly be thinking... I choose trust.
When I desperately want relief from unrelenting reality... I choose perseverance.
When I feel oppressed by my disappointment and sorrow... I choose gratitude.
When I want to keep my feelings to myself... I choose vulnerability.
When nothing goes according to my plan... I choose relinquishment.
When I want to point the finger... I choose forgiveness.
When I want to give up... I choose purposeful action.
Carol Kent, A New Kind of Normal