For the choices that
put us on the right road,
for the choices that
put us on the wrong road
that nonetheless led us
to the right place,
for the choices that others made—
some of which we know about and
some of which we don’t—
that caused us to change direction,
for the choices that were
forced on us by circumstance or
offered to us by opportunity
and that changed our lives,
we give you thanks.
We thank you for the place to which
you in your grace have brought us
both because of and despite our choices.
Help us to gain wisdom from
the choices of the past that
have led us to our present.
Help us to make choices
in the present that will lead us
to our most appropriate future.