People like to say they were different after some major event happened in their life, but that’s not exactly true. We’re a different person five minutes from now, because life happened. It’s a continuous and ongoing process.
You can’t help but be influenced by everything you experience – and this influence changes you whether you are aware of it or not. Of course some of these changes are going to be larger and more significant than others, but you are different nonetheless.
This is why it is so critically important to surround yourself with positive influences, because what you think and who you surround yourself with become who you are.
Life just keeps rolling along – be it good, bad, or indifferent. But here’s the critical point: We get to choose how we will interpret this experience.
Traumatic events happen to everyone, because they are just part of life.
How you are changed by them is up to you.