The New Responsible

I can’t tell the future – or can I? I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to take place in the coming days. However, I can tell you whether those things will result in good or bad. How is this possible? It’s simple; I’m responsible. For so many years that word has held a negative connotation for me. I felt responsible for the actions of others and any bad thing that happened around me.

Now, I have a different view of that word; and it changes everything. The dictionary definition only tells half the story. It says “in charge of, in control of, etc…” The rest of the story is that we’re in charge of our response. We are response-able; able to respond to any given situation in a way of our choosing. That means that regardless of whether the situation is deemed bad or good; we can respond in a positive way – with love.

Are you going to choose a future filled with the negative responses that bring you negative results; or are you going to choose to be response-able and create a positive life filled with joy?


Photo Provided by Celestine Chua