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Who are you ... and who will you be?

Events reveal people's characters; they don't determine them. Not everyone with divorced parents has terrible relationships. If two people are hit by a bus and crippled for life, one will become a bitter shut-in; the other, the kind of warm, outgoing person (cheerful despite everything) whom everyone loves to be with. It's not about the bus, and a dreadful childhood is no excuse. You have the chance to be the person you wish to be, until you die. -Amy Bloom

I love this.


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Aug. 13th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
I love the overcomers -- they inspire me beyond words! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Aug. 14th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
We have a lot of choices on our attitude; so true!

I had a friend in college who grew up in a family with a lot of disfunctions. She recognized many of the problems and determined to order her own life differently. She is an amazing lady.
Aug. 16th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's not that problems don't impact people - but you always have a choice about how to deal with it.
Aug. 15th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
I like that too! We all have challenges, but we still have the ability to choose how to respond to them.
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