Why are we who are we?


Are we products of our environments? Our families? Our friends? Our possessions? Our choices? The situations we’re born into? Our inherited intelligence and tendencies? Our likeability? Our willingness or our willfulness? Our luck or our lack of luck? What we choose to focus our energy on? Who we associate with?


We’re not responsible for the disabilities we’re handed at birth or by fate. We are responsible for how we react to them. We are responsible for what we do with our abilities. It is our ability to choose our attitude.


My attitude is my choice. May I always choose to:


Accept the book I’ve been given.

Believe I can and do my best to write a happy ending.

Care about others.


Like Hubert Humphrey said, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.