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?


  1. Sorry to comment so much....

    I also feel that there comes a time in your life that you have to embrace your experiences and realize they are what made you the person you are today.

    Loving your blog!!

  2. You can never comment too much!

    And yes, I completely agree with you. I believe that's what it means in the scriptures when it says "All things are for our own good". Even if it is something horrible... I believe we can make it into something great!

    Thanks so much!