Today is Texas Independence Day. The fall of the heros at the Alamo. This reminds me of the personal Alamos of our lives - the challenges and decisions we have made with courage that defined us. For instance, taking action to seize opportunities or responding to challenge faced during moments of profound truth in our lives - the "defining moments." It isn't about doing what feels good, but rather the ability to do what is necessary, even when it feels awkward, unnatural, or downright awful.
What defining moments or challenges in your life (your Alamo) ultimately brought you to a better place within yourself, or brought about a change for the better of someone else?
I will start. Mine was raising 5 brothers and sisters after my mother took a powder, and then putting myself through school. Later in life, it was learning to accept gracefully and peacefully the death of my spouses, and not allowing myself to live in the dispair. Some of those battles are still being fought, but that is the essence of life.