As you wrote, jpcmc, "Every event no matter how small or big affects our lives."
Seemingly small events can have profound influence, and it all becomes a process of change, or conscious evolution.
There were many such "small" events in my life with potent influence. One that stands out was being penniless on the island of Maui with my wife, and after attending a presentation by Wayne Dyer on the university campus, we had to find a place to sleep for the night. We parted some bushes and saw a rusty, smelly junkyard and were too tired to go further so set up our tent in the weeds near a drainage ditch.
Then the last rays of sunshine hit the rusty metal and turned the junk golden red. Kati and I relaxed into divine trust and felt so at ease, so at home in ourselves. We entered a state of bliss in the junkyard. Though we went later into jobs and apartments, that moment of knowing that we could be completely contented while owning nothing and having no prospects kept us through the adventures that unfurled ahead.
"What's that one critical moment that turned your life around?"
Meeting Kati was certainly one, told in the hub, 'Is Destiny Real?' Our finding each other propelled me ahead on a course I had already begun. A few years before that event, I sat at my desk in my office at Walk Through the Bible Ministries one Sunday and reflected on what I believe and why. There had been a traumatic event which triggered my reflection.
Reshaping my worldview from dependence on what is written and what others say to what I know in myself, through the inner voice, was the most significant life-changing event. And it laid the foundation, when I chose to be true to myself, for me to make a complete change in my life from a 25 year relationship, living a "normal," secure and stable life in Atlanta, to driving cross-country to the Pacific Northwest, where I met Kati.
And as a side note, seeing and enjoying that having children was the answer for some, though I won't have any biological children myself this lifetime, I will soon have the experience of being in the lives of our two small grandchildren.