I recently listened to the audiobook “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (affiliate link) and the main character’s mother (Skeeter’s mother) said something that was so profound.

Skeeter’s mother was dying of cancer, and there was so much going on, she was throwing up, she couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, she lost her teeth, lost her hair, lost a lot of weight. But then one day she tells Skeeter:

“I have made a decision. I have decided that I’m not going to die”

It was so profound because life is about the decisions we make. We have more control over reality than we think. As soon as she made this decision, things started to get better. And while this is a work of fiction it’s so true in life.

Everyday we have to decide that we’re not going to die, we have to decide that we won’t quit, we have to decide that today we’ll accomplish what we were made to do.

So today join me in declaring:

I have decided that I’m not going to die.

I have decided that I’m not going to quit.

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