In every situation, we have a choice how to respond. We may be thrust into circumstances that we feel are beyond our control, and we may be forced to address challenges that we never would have chosen for ourselves.
But no matter what the source of our experiences, we always have the choice in how to respond to them.
We can lash out in hurt and anger, or we can take a more measured approach. We can share the pain and spread it around, or we can take pains to prevent it from going any further than ourselves. There’s no rule that says if you feel pain, everybody around you has to feel it too.
That’s a Choice.
Of course, it’s not always conscious, but it is something that we do have control over.
Thus endeth my personal reality check for the day.