I’ve experienced tragedy.

I’ve been traumatized.

I’ve faced adversity.

I’ve had my fair share of issues and problems.

I’ve overcome obstacles.

I’ve been in pain.

I’ve struggled and suffered.

I’m scarred.

I’m still dealing with the remnants.

I’m still healing.

But you know what, more than any of that, I’m blessed.

Somebody recently told me that I live a charmed life.

He’s right.

I’m blessed. I’m fortunate. I’m privileged. I’m lucky.

What did I do to deserve the goodness in my life?

I’m grateful.

Refuse to be defined by our past.

We can redefine ourselves. We can redefine our lives.

Choose to see the positive. Choose to see the light.