It doesn’t take a detailed examination of the world to see that there are a lot of people who are playing the role of victim at the moment.

People who are offended by what someone else said.

Or who feel threatened by someone who looks or thinks differently to them.

Or who blame others for their current circumstances.

Or who are afraid of the future.

Or who cry “poor me,” as they pour out their long list of excuses for living an ordinary, timid life.

Or who look with envy upon the success and perceived happiness of others.

Or who vote for the person who will make things like they used to be.

Today, I want to encourage you to choose not to be a victim.

To not be easily offended.

To not be easily deterred.

To not be easily scared.

To take charge of your attitude and emotions, look the world in the eye…

and smile!