Everyone has choices in life.
We are constantly presented with circumstances, some easy to handle, some challenging enough to test our strength of mind and character. And the way we respond and react is entirely up to us. Sometimes the choices we need to make are hard, and may go against our desires in the moment; but what’s important is that our choices align as closely as possible to the values and principles that we hold dear. Because how else can we ever trust ourselves to make the right choices when it matters? How can anyone be trusted to make the right choices?
And it’s OK to falter sometimes. It’s OK to make mistakes, have lapses in judgment. We’re human; we’re not perfect. But once the mistake is made, get your act together. And make a better choice next time.