Choice. That's what life is about. We always have a choice in life - no matter the circumstance (even if we are only left with a choice to forgive). All choices have consequences. Some good - some not. And what we learn from these consequences creates who we are. Return to www.choicesthatchangeyou.com

Friday, August 8, 2008

A Book I Read

I read a book a while ago that had quite an affect on me. It was titled "Man's search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. He suffered in Nazi death camps during the Holocaust and endured almost everything except death. He shows through experience that we can lose everything in life and live in bondage - and still live free by our choices.

We can choose to give up - or choose to continue living and growing.
We can choose to hate and seek revenge - or we can choose to forgive.
We can suffer or we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward.

He bore witness of the human potential and how we can transform personal tragedy into a triumph. To turn one's predicament into human achievement.

"Man does not simply exists but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment"

My challenge: Think of one of the most difficult experiences in your life. What have you learned from it? How have you grown? Can you find gratitude for the experience now that you see the bigger picture?

I'm so excited!

I am so excited that I finally got the website and blog up and working! I have so many ideas and I can't wait to add them all.

At first, I considered putting all my ideas on my website only - without a blog... but then I realized that making choices - and learning from them - is too vast of a subject and it needed to be in a blog format.

I hope you keep checking back... especially if you want to read all the nitty-gritty details in Martina's life. :) (cue mischievous grin and devilish laugh "Mwaa haa haa"). Not really - this will be more of a place where I share choices I've made and what I've learned from them.

I look forward to our future...