Thursday, February 12, 2015

God Doesn't Blink-Lesson 27

Always Choose Life
The Author Regina Brett starts this lesson out talking about the Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  She read this book while in tenth grade and a passage she remembers to this day is this:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear."
Regina had two big things happen in her life that confirmed that choosing life is the best choice.  When she was 21 she found out she was pregnant and when she was 41 she found out she had cancer.  Of course her daughter was one of the best things that ever happened to her.  In her private world insider herself she felt joy at becoming a Mom and feeling that a new life is growing inside her. 
When she had cancer and was about ready to have treatments she wondered to herself  "maybe I won't take the treatments."  She liked feeling that way, having that choice, but the voice inside her kept saying "Choose Life".
When she has a decision to make like this she asks herself "what is the most life enhancing choice to make?
These things were one of the best things that could have happened to her.  Life took her down a path she didn't want to be on, but on those paths she realized the secret to life is to Choose Life. 
Living is so dear. 
I never read Walden....I am going to have to get it. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

1 comment:

Barb Bamber said...

What a beautiful quote.. you're so right, choosing life is the only choice. Every day I remind myself of that.. to make that day a good day:) xx