Life is Good! We have all heard this expression and seen, or perhaps even worn, tee shirts, ball caps or other articles of clothing bearing this slogan. And for the most part I would agree… “Life is good!”
Yet, life also oftentimes presents us with assorted hurdles to be overcome and/or disappointments to be endured. When these inevitable setbacks manifest themselves, and life turns into a long and difficult road to follow it is easy to become downtrodden, cynical and disenchanted. To simply give up and spiral down into the cesspool of self-pity, loathing or worse yet victimhood.
Whenever I begin down that slippery path, and in all honesty it happens more frequently than I care to admit, I am reminded of the following words by Auschwitz survivor Victor E. Frankl:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of the human freedoms – To choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance, to choose one’s way.”