Viktor E. Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, wrote "Man's Search For Meaning" after his time in Auschwitz, where he lost his entire family (including his pregnant wife). He stated that people can survive anything as long as they have reason to do so. “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 is not to say that you should ignore or suppress trauma or loss. That does not work as it just comes sneaking back into your life and smacks you hard and then harder again. However, you can choose your attitude towards something. So is that car accident the worst thing that you have ever had inflicted upon you and you will never stop blaming the driver of the other car or? Or is it an unfortunate incident that you can learn from or perhaps forgive someone for and move on in life?
Will you choose to be positive about something and open the doors for change and growth? Or will you choose not to learn and just feed on the negative possibilities or limitations? The choice is yours. Are there other choices such as just observing as in being mindful?
Choose to have a good weekend! Live, love and laugh, Bob and Marianne®
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