Excerpt from Your Life, Your Choice
 

Several of you have asked me to describe the book that I am writing, so I thought I would provide a brief preview.

Full of inspiration, thought-provoking quotes and relevant, meaningful and true stories, Your Life, Your Choice, gives step-by-step directions for harnessing the power of your choices to bring more Love, Joy and Peace into your life. The techniques outlined in Your Life, Your Choice, can be used by anyone who wishes to learn HOW to control their thoughts and direct their choices to create the life they want to live.

Powerful--yet simple and straightforward, these steps provide a clear and concise formula for anyone who wants to obtain God's guidance in taking control of their life and their destiny. It goes beyond theory and gives the reader a detailed blueprint to follow, regardless of their faith or spiritual maturity level. And most importantly, it works!


Your Life, Your Choice ©2008


By Deborah J. Thompson




There exists within us all, the power to do whatever


we choose. We exhibit that power every moment of every


day. Every thought we have, every action we take, every


word we speak, is a choice. our choice.


As I am writing these words today, I have made a


choice to write this book. I made a choice to get up this


morning, open my computer, and start putting my thoughts


on paper. I could have made a hundred other choices. I could


have stayed in bed. I could have taken a walk, or turned


on the television, or gone out somewhere. But I chose


this activity, just as you chose to pick up this book and


read it.


Stop for just a moment and think about the impact of


this simple truth. If everything you have done is


something that you chose to do, then why aren’t you happy


with everything you have done?


You can start today--right now, living a life that


you create for yourself through your choices. In fact, you


already are! But the difference is that now you are going


to start making deliberate, positive, good-for-you, headed-


where-you-want-to-go, choices.


This is not a new message. I have heard it all my


life. My Father tried to teach it to me throughout my childhood.


And while I was able to grasp the concept, I could never quite


discern the “how”.


Terri Gulick may have summed it up best with the


famous “10 most powerful 2-letter words” quote, If It Is


To Be, It Is Up To Me”. But I struggled for years trying


to figure out exactly how to put that into practice in my


own life; I could never translate it into action.


For instance, you can tell me that you live in a house


in another state. You can send me pictures of that house


to prove that it exists. But without an address, directions,


or some sort of map, I cannot get from where I am to where


you are.


That is the way it has been for me for years. I knew


the “big picture”. I believed that it existed and that it


worked for other people. But I didn’t have a step-by-step


instruction manual to tell me what to do. Or a route map to


follow guiding me to “turn here”, or to “go this far”. And for me,


just telling me to “think positive” was as difficult to accomplish


as asking me to “speak French”. I just didn’t know where to start.


This book is intended to be your “map”. I am going to


share with you, the way in which I finally figured out how


to translate this concept into action. If you follow these


5 simple steps--you will learn how to control your


thoughts and direct your choices to create the life you


want to live…


        “Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and


unconsciously.  If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all


aspects of your life.  You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of


yourself.”


                                                                                            ~ Robert F. Bennett