"Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made."
It's much harder to be victims when we accept that we made choices that got us places -- and I think we rather like being able to be a victim. Isn't it easier that way? If we're victims, then it isn't our fault. And we don't have to take responsibility for things that aren't our fault. We don't have to accept our own part. We can just go on in our self-pity and our self woe, and keep blaming outside of us.
I'm not saying that things that have happened to us, been said to us, been done to us are necessarily our fault. Sometimes other people do make mean choices. They use us. They abuse us. They throw us away... and those things are on them. But sometimes our choices do get mixed up in that, and we have to accept our part. Perhaps we put ourselves in situations where we would be vulnerable. We chose selfishly. We let what they said matter.
Those choices were ours.
I have to think that we're bigger than that. If we want different outcomes, we have the power to make different choices.
And so today, I'm thinking about what different choices I could make...
Not that I could have made. Those choices are over... but going forward. What different choices can I make?
What different choices will you make?