Lack of choice nips at your hills with PTSD. I do not have a choice when, where or why I have a flashback. It happens, I deal with the consequences. I didn’t have a choice about what happened to me. I did learn in counseling that I do have a choice about my attitude, my reaction, and where I choose to go from here. I like the wording of Josh Shipp’s quote. Counseling helped me to turn bitter into better. My counselor also taught me how to continue using tools to turn bitter to better. How to turn manure into fertilizer. I learned to see that I do have choices every single day.