The Choice Is Yours:So Choose Wisely

Wayne Mansfield
Published on: September 2012
Here is a wonderful story that I would like to share with you today!

Jerry is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
the choice is yours,choose wisely
A work colleague asked him,

"I don't get it! You can't be a positive all the time. How do you do it"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in bad mood. I chose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.

I choose the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not easy," the colleague protested.

"Yes it is ," Jerry said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. you choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."

Soon there this discussion the colleague the industry to start their own business and lost touch.

Several years later, Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gun point by three armed robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma centre.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. When his colleague saw Jerry about six months after the accident he asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

Declining to see the scars, the colleague did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied.

"Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could choose to die. I chose to live." Asked about whether he had been scared or if he lost consciousness?' Jerry continued,
"...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. "But when they wheeled me into ER and saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a deadman'. I knew I needed to take action".

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. "yes" I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, "bullets!" Over their laughter, I told them, " I am choosing to live." "Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

So friends, life is all about making choices and we all can choose how to live our life better and happier each day! The choice is yours! So choose wisely!!!
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