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


                                                                                            ~ Robert F. Bennett