They change us to the core and shape who are as human beings and how we choose to interact with others. I think it's safe to say that most people have more than 10 events that impacted their lives in a way that caused it to have a reaction like The Five People You Meet in Heaven, but I chose 10 as personal challenge to myself to pick and choose. Damn...this was hard and this will be lengthy.
1// Attending a college worship service.
One of my sorority sisters, Lindsay, took me to a college worship night. Growing up Catholic, I really didn't listen to contemporary Christian music and I also never really witnessed people raise their hands voluntarily during a service. We walked into a college auditorium, the one at UW that's used for Journalism 101 and it was crazy. So many college kids were there and the music, man-oh-man the music fun and fantastic. It was so easy to learn the songs and I was used to hymnals, not projector screens but I loved it all. It showed me that we can worship our Lord in so many different ways and celebrate His glory how we see fit. I know contemporary Christian services aren't for everyone, but it was an experience that really set me on my course for furthering a true, deeply connected relationship with God.