When I began working as a counselor, I started gathering “tools” that would help patients recognize the underlying issues of their problems. One of those tools is called SUD’S, an exercise that encourages people to examine Seemingly Unimportant Decisions. THE CHOICE reminds me of that exercise and reinforces the theory that all choices, no matter how seemingly unimportant, have consequences. And the choices often have far-reaching, rippling effects.
Nicholas Sparks has become a favorite storyteller because of his ability to take ordinary people, put them in extraordinary situations and create unexpected outcomes --- though,