This is Day 6 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Life's turning point. Please visit the other participants for more interesting views on this topic.
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. -Max Lerner
Most of us are stronger than we give ourselves credit for being. Many times we only figure it out when we are faced with one of life's turning points. Now not all turning points are bad or stem from some tragic event, but those that do bring us face to face with the need to find our inner strength. If I had to define a "life turning point" I would say it is when something changes you in such a manner that you feel things will not be the same going forward. In other words, a turning point is not a bump in the road or a plot twist, it is a significant life event.
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I noted elsewhere, turning points can happen all the time. How would your life be different if you hadn't taken that subway ride this morning?ReplyDelete
For me, I know my life would be entirely different if I'd never gotten hired at Disneyland for those five summers. I had two job offers in the spring of 1984. I took one and not the other, a turning point perhaps. My life would be entirely different had I chosen to work at the other school in the other district. My children would not be here for sure, at least not in their present form. I met my wife at my current school two years after I started working there.
While sometimes the turning points are out of our control, many come from the choices we make. In your case, your job led to your wife and the children you share. Your choice was a good one.Delete
Turning points can, indeed, happen anywhere. I'm always a believer in things happening for a reason, but also that every decision has a reaction, be it positive or negative. So the bigger turning events can really shape who were are as people.ReplyDelete
I also have believed things happen for a reason, but sometimes that reason is hidden from my understanding.Delete
I, too, have had some pivotal turning points. (as everyone has had) But you make a great point....a turning point is when something changes forever. Marriage, having kids, losing a family member. A lot of things change a person's world forever. I think there is some truth in the idea that what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Every time a person is forced in a new direction, they learn to adapt.ReplyDelete
Hey Cheryl, so good to see you back here. The people and place has changed but we're still doing writing challenges. 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' I guess. I'm still alive and like most people, have had my share of loss (family members, pets, etc.) That's just part of life.Delete
Great one...and a good message for me read today. Good luck with challenge, but truthfully you don't really need it because you seem to always thrive when give a challenge:~)ReplyDelete
Sara, welcome back. I have been wondering about you - hope you got my emails. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I'm enjoying the challenge one day at a time.Delete