The other day I saw a sign that said: "At any given moment, you have the power to say, 'This is NOT how the story is going to end.'"
That's an empowering thought, isn't it? I hear so many people (and do it myself, too) talk about how helpless we all are. We can't change this, and we don't have the power to change that, etc. Goodness knows, there are plenty of things over which we have no control. For sure.
However, there are many situations in which we do have a choice. We can decide to walk away from an unhealthy or abusive relationship. "This is not how the story is going to end." We can accept the job that fuels our passion rather than the one with the greatest pay just because it's more important to love a job. "This is not how the story is going to end." We can do everything within our power to fight an illness or a devastating medical diagnosis. We can look into alternative therapies and also work on maintaining a positive attitude, which we're told can sometimes make the difference. "This is not how the story is going to end."
We really do have areas in life that provide choice. Don't resign yourself and take on the victim role without checking out what power you really do have. See how you might change the story's ending!