Choices are all around us. Sometimes the choice is easy, sometimes it is not. Even when we have to choose between bad and worse, there is still a choice. Our life experience, good, bad and indifferent, is made up of a series of choices.
Our circumstances, or childhood, or life thus far is simply a series of events that got us to where we are today. What we do with those experiences and how we use them to make us stronger is what’s important.
Many times people will look back at their life and their circumstances and say they were defeated or knocked down, and those circumstances put limitations or boundaries on what they are capable of today. I, too, have had tough life circumstances. I came from a very dysfunctional and broken family. I witnessed and experienced physical, mental and emotional abuse.
I believe those experiences allowed me to achieve great things. Without those experiences I may not have had the strength, resilience, perseverance, or experience to work through the tough times. Now, I am thankful and appreciate the struggle and strife, as I believe it made me what I am today.
The point is, no matter what our story is, no matter what we have been through, all the struggle, all the strife, leads us to where we are today. If we can find the value and the lesson, we can find the strength to surpass anything.