He said dejectedly, “I have made the decision to stay
until the end of the year.” Then his shoulders slumped.
She said, “Whoa! That decision sounds like a non-
negotiable jail sentence.
“I am curious, what happens when you switch out the word
decision for the word choice? What happens to your body?”
He didn’t have to say a word. His body said it all.
His eyes softened. Color came back into his cheeks.
He sat up straighter. He smiled.
Notice the different energies between the word
decision and the word choice.
Empowering ourselves through words is such
an easy task and yet so often we forget.