The one constant thing in life is change. If you are not changing you are not growing. And as always in growing, there are growing pains. We have been going through a lot of changes in our life in the past few months and some of it has been quite painful as we finally had to come to grips with the fact that the things we experience in our lives are of our own choosing. What? Wait? I chose this trial, challenge or hardship in my life? Yep, that’s right you did! By words and deeds, we tell the Universe what to send into our lives to learn the lessons we are supposed to master. The Universe wants us to live happy, abundant lives. If we are constantly complaining about what is happening, what we don’t have, how sucky life is, that is what the Universe will send for us to learn to be thankful for what we do have. I recently heard this example from a mentor, Jenn Scalia. Her laptop was acting up. She continued to complain about it and use the excuse that she couldn’t afford a new one. Then one day it crashed and then she was forced into the choice of buying a new one. (I interject here that this was not a laptop used for social media or play but used for her online business and a vital tool for her.) My point is our words and deeds, and even our thoughts, force us into a situation that may not be favorable or comfortable for us. Isn’t it better to make the choice yourself? Isn’t it better to take the initiative to take positive action on your own, instead of being forced to take action?