Choices for Change

Jennifer Winters Writes About Change and Choices – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

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Written by: Jennifer Winters

Fears, in general, can be very daunting hand hard to overcome.

What if your fear isn’t an object, but a value, decision, moral? A fear does not need to be something physical, it can be mental and emotion sometimes even spiritual. If change is a fear, which I am sure it is for several thousand, why is it, the one thing we do the most? At one point in time, surely you have asked this question to your self, personally, I have asked myself why do I keep changing if this is my greatest fear, dozens of times.

This past week, residents, tourists, and families all had choices this week to partake in an event here in Toronto. Some were to make a change, and some wanted to make the situation worse than it already was. Having a clear look at what had happened today I am grateful for the change in my life and the choice to no participate in violence and outrages despite the cause. Being a complete stranger and outsider to the world of politics it frustrated the hell out of me that I couldn’t take the subway home, due to riots and bomb threats. It is quite frightening to know that in today’s society in a Country that we live in fear was instilled in us, it certainly was in me. I specifically did not watch the news, radio or go on facebook to see what people had to say about the series of events because I only want to write about what I know and what was fact. The truth of the matter is, no one really knows unless you were there.

I have never been so relieved to walk into my house safe and sound; I even called my mom to tell her I was not involved in what had happened downtown. You can call it selfish, but I had a choice to be apart of chaos or make banana bread. I chose banana bread and watch Hot Tub Machine. A year ago that might have been different, but we all have the right to change even if it is something we fear. Change is a game; you must take giant leaps to accomplish small goals to reach the big ones.

I am a true believer that every action has its consequences; its what you do with it is what counts at the end of the day. Chose the battles you want to fight, and lay the wars we cannot win t rest.


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