How you react?

There were two young boys who were raised in the home of an alcoholic father. As young men, they each went their own way. Years later, a psychologist who was analyzing what drunkenness does to children in the home searched out these two men. One had turned out to be like his father, a hopeless alcoholic. The other had turned out to be a teetotaler.

The counselor asked the first man, “Why did you become an alcoholic?”

And the second, “Why did you become a teetotaler?”

And they both gave the same identical answer in these words, “What else could you expect when you had a father like mine?”

It’s not what happens to you in life but how you react to it that makes the difference.

Every human being in the same situation has the possibilities of choosing how he will react, either positively or negatively.

(The West Side Baptist)