Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood
and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him 
how he was doing, he would reply, If I were any better, I would be twins!
He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael
was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the
Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael
 and asked him, I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the
 time. How do you do it?

 Michael replied, Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Mike, you have
 two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose
 to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

 Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can
 choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

 Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their
 complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the
 positive side of life.

 Yeah, right, it isn't that easy, I protested. Yes, it is, Michael said.
 Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every
 situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. 
 You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be 
 in a good mood or bad mood.  The bottom line is: It's your choice 
 how you live life.
 I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the tower
 industry to start my own business.  We lost touch, but I often 
 thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of 
 reacting to it.
 Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious
 accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18
 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released 
 from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

 I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how
 he was, he replied. If I were any better, I'd be twins.  Wanna see my scars?

 I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his
 mind as the accident took place.
The first thing that went through my mind was the well being of my soon
 to be born daughter, Michael replied. Then, as I lay on the ground, I
 remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could
 choose to die. I chose to live.

 Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness I asked? Michael
..the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine.
 But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the
 faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 
 'he's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action.
 What did you do I asked?
 Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me, said Michael.
 She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes, I replied. The doctors and
 nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath
 and yelled, Gravity.
 Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me
 as if I am alive, not dead'.

 Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of
 his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the 
 choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.
 You have two choices now:
 1.        Delete this.
 2.        Forward it to the people you care about.
 I hope you will choose #2.
 I did.