The world throws random experiences at you.
Some are in line with your heritage, some with your surroundings, some with your companionship.
Their common element is that they all come into your life.
What you do with each of them is entirely up to you.
You can appreciate them or fear them.
You can accept them or resent them.
You can justify them or disrespect them.
How you respond is the one factor which will shape them.
Your reaction alone will cause them to continue to interact in random ways.
But your considered thought about them and your choices in how to direct and redirect them will create an intentional life.
Amazing to think that despite the government you grew up with, the neighborhood, the education, the parenting, that all this is simply background.
You can redraw, reshape, give emphasis and texture to any portion that you like.
Your imagination and skill will create different scenarios.
Even the emotional factors can come under your control with the appropriate tools.
So, watch and listen.
Consider, and then create.
© 2017 Kathryn Hardage