Choices: When Something Bad Happens You Have Three Choices


Over the past year, I’ve gone through many changes in my life; and, as I mentioned in my last post, we have the choice to find the good in change. No matter how bad a situation may seem at the time, we have the ability to take away something positive.

Fortunately, along my journey, I had a very wise and supportive friend remind me I was in control and I make the choice how my day, in fact my life, will progress. He would say, “You can choose to be happy today.” He is right. Sure, we all get upset, but we must not allow the anger to consume us. Sometimes, when we’re having a bad moment, day, or even year; we need to stop and remind ourselves we all possess the power of choice.

I have the following quote hanging on my wall as a daily reminder:

When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you,
let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. – Anonymous

And, thanks to my wise friend’s advice, I have chosen to let the painful experience strengthen me.

Remember, the choice is yours to make. Which will YOU choose?