Monday, August 8, 2011

Choose Your Life

One of my favorite all time authors, Victor Frankl, wrote a book that I read for the first time many years ago. The book, Man’s Search for Meaning, has impacted my life ever since and the impact grows more beneficial every time I read the book. One of my favorite quotes from the book is: 

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

This simple sentence contains profound wisdom. The adversary does all in his power to convince us that we are what happens to us. But as Frankl knew and as the Good News of the scriptures teaches us, the Truth is that we are what we choose to be.

So today I choose to be happy, optimistic, enthusiastic, and kind. Just writing that makes me feel good all over. The very words have power to lift and encourage me. Say them yourself, out loud, and notice how you feel. 

Now choose your own words about what you want your day to be and then move into your words.  


Wendi said...

That's a great quote. :)

Jen said...

I loved that book as well. Thanks for the thought today...

Anita said...

It's been a long time since I've been able to keep up with blog-reading, but I'm SO glad I got to read your post this morning! Now I just have to decide what I want my day to be and live it!