"It’s choice–not chance–that determines your destiny." ~ Jean Nidetch

  Antique Flower Vase : An ancient Chinese vase on a white background

Choosing One's Destiny

"I am willing to give up everything", said the prince to the master. "Please accept me as your disciple."

"How does a man choose his path?" asked the master.

"Through sacrifice," answered the prince. "A path which demands sacrifice, is a true path."

The master bumped into some shelves. A precious vase fell, and the prince threw himself down in order to grab hold of it. He fell badly and broke his arm, but managed to save the vase.

"What is the greater sacrifice: to watch the vase smash, or break one's arm in order to save it?" asked the master.

"I do not know," said the prince.

"Then how can you guide your choice for sacrifice? The true path is chosen by our ability to love it, not to suffer for it."

~  Paulo Coelho

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore
~ J.K. Rowling,Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  Antique Flower Vase : Antique vase cartoon

“We are our choices.” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre

P.S:  Whatever comes free is rarely valued enough by most people.
This is especially true of our bodies.
We tend to take them for granted....most of the time.
(People take better care of their spectacles .....than their eyes;their dentures.... than their teeth.)
What if, we choose to remember that our bodies are precious too ???
What if,we always choose to live with the awareness that without them....we would not be here ?