My friend Marissa shared "It's been my experience that some people do not like to hear this because they feel there are circumstances beyond their control that they did not choose. Although this is true, we still get to choose how we deal with these circumstances and each of these choices will ultimately determine our life experiences. In the end, our choices really do make all the difference and this is the only thing we have control over. We make choices every moment of our lives."
My additional thoughts on this:
SOOO RIGHT ON!! (though I personally believe we ALL "CHOOSE" EVERY one of the situations that we've attracted/been privy to - our Spirit CHOSE those experiences to help call us back to our TRUE Higher Self we've temporarily forgotten!!)