After the initial few moments, we have the choice to think about how we are going to react to any situation that comes our way in life.

We control that choice, no one else.

We have the power of that decision, how we react.

The reaction to any situation has an outcome and we alone are responsible for that.

Sure, initially there can be anger, disappointment, shame, upset and so on. But within a matter of a second or two, we can then choose what happens.

There have and will be more enough opportunities in our lives to learn what reactions lead to what outcomes.

Our reaction is a choice that we control.

Shake your canvas

Splatter, splash, drops of paint falling on the canvas. Flicked on by a brush or poured or squirted.

The liquid spreads in random patterns as you move the canvas.

The outcome uncertain.

Sure we can paint certainty. We can paint a box, paint by numbers on a template, we can replicate proven things.

Or we can brave the unknown and blow on the wet paint, add another colour. Whatever we choose. Experimenting and trying again.

The wonder of life is in not knowing the outcome rather than the worry of searching for and trying to gain a guaranteed outcome.

There is little certainty and it’s dull.

Go and splash some paint and shake your canvas.