It happens everyday at work for me…….. What you might ask???? Everyday I have to opportunity, the great opportunity to be a part of someone feeling better, losing weight, or getting out of pain. What bothers me the most is the answers I get when asking others why they find themselves in the situation they are in. Whether it be 100lbs overweight, struck with diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues, depression, sadness, anger…… the list goes on and on. Hardly ever do I hear, “I brought this upon myself” Instead, there is always someone who did this or that do me, a condition that made me eat to much, genetics are bad in my family…..I could fill pages as to why that person is where they are. People we must STOP this now. Each and every one of us DECIDES our own fate. Bad things happen to good people I understand, but we still DECIDE the given response to that stimulus. I challenge you to STOP making excuses. Every time you feel the need to and the words start to flow out of your mouth….STOP IT!!! Make yourself say it’s my fault, I did this to me, and I CAN do something about it. It’s quite amazing what happens when we come to this awareness. Changes start to happen when YOU and I take responsibility for our CHOICES. Always remember, “when you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other end”. You can’t decide after jumping from a cliff that gravity doesn’t exist, just like you can’t decide after living a life of poor health habits that those diseases you now have are someone else’s fault. Life really is an Echo…. What we send out comes back, what we sow we reap….. It’s time to take responsibility and STOP making excuses….