The gift of having survived a tragedy is a more authentic life.
We see the fakes. We no longer pass judgment. We no longer settle. We are more willing to make changes. We lecture less. We listen more.
Things that mattered so much before don’t matter at all. Success isn’t defined as pots of gold and luxury cars but as trips with family and get-togethers with friends.
To achieve your more authentic self, be more willing to apologize and forgive. Don’t hold yourself hostage for choices that were not within your control. Understand that humility is your friend. Don’t let grudges linger. Be the first to offer the olive branch.
What’s real in your life are the humans with whom you share it. Make every day count.