Two Choices

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You have two choices: 

You have two choices

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood.: 

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood.

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When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply,

"If I were any better, I would be twins!" : 

"If I were any better, I would be twins!"

Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs, : 

Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs,

so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant : 

so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant

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Why?

BecauseJerry was a natural motivator.: 

Because Jerry was a natural motivator.

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If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him:: 

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him:

"I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?" : 

"I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

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Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today. I can choose to be in a good mood or I can choose to be in a bad mood.

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I always choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be victim or I can choose to learn from it. I always 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 always choose the positive side of life.": 

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 always choose the positive side of life."

"But it's not always that easy,“ I protested.: 

"But it's not always that easy,“ I protested.

"Yes it is," Jerry said.: 

"Yes it is," Jerry said.

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"Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk every situation is a choice.

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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. It's your choice how you live your life."

Several years later,: 

Several years later,

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I heard that Jerry accidentally did something you are never supposed to do in the restaurant business.

He left the back door of his restaurant open: 

He left the back door of his restaurant open

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And then ???

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In the morning, he was robbed by three armed men.

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They want?

#123*+!@$%&*~ : 

#123*+!@$%&*~

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While Jerry trying to open the safe box,

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his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him.

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Luckily, Jerry was found quickly and rushed to the hospital.

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After 18 hours of surgery

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and weeks of intensive care,

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Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body.…

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I saw Jerry about six months after the accident.

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When I asked him how he was,

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he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?"

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I declined to see his wounds, but 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. : 

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied.

"Then, after they shot me, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or could choose to die. I chose to live." : 

"Then, after they shot me, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or could choose to die. I chose to live."

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"Weren't you scared“ I asked?

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Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine.

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But when they wheeled me into the Emergency Room and I saw the expression on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.

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In their eyes, I read 'He's a dead man.'

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I knew I needed to take action."

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"What did you do?" I asked.

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"Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything."

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'Yes,' I replied.

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The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply.

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I took a deep breath

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and yelled, 'Bullets!'

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Over their laughter, I told them,

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'I am choosing to live. Please operate on me as if I am alive, not dead'.

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

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I learned from him that

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every day you have the choice to either enjoy your life or to hate it.

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The only thing that is truly yours -- that no one can control or take from you-

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is your attitude,

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so if you can take care of that, everything else in life becomes much easier.

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Now you have two choices to make:

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1. You can delete this message or 2. You can forward it to someone you care about.

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I hope you will choose #2. I did.

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