My coach always would say, "it never is the event that defines what happens after, yet the attitudes and manner of those involved. You can meet challenge with humility, grace and a brave soul... or you can do the opposite. And though these things are never easy, that each time is significant and important, and we need love to get us through, we do get to choose our response and how open we are to learning the lesson and emerging more empathic than we were before." It was the most loving tough love a person could ever dream up.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, February 18, 2019.