We are not our experiences. We are not our thoughts. We are not our desires. We are the sum of our choices. Our choices great and small are who we are. Whether we choose the apple or the apple pie matters. Whether we choose to sit quietly or stand and be heard matters. Whether we choose to look away or approach a person in need matters.
It does not matter where we were born. It does not matter which family we were blessed with. It does not matter our past failings. The decision to try again instead of giving up is who we are. The decision to see the coming blue skies instead of seeing the storm overhead is who we are. The decision to forgive instead of blame is who we are.
We decide who we are with every decision great and small.