I have been reading Victor Frankl’s book “Man’s search for meaning”.
It has been humbling and inspiring to hear all that this man went through. I have been inspired by his resolve to maintain a positive attitude in every circumstance he found himself in.
The topic of Why do some people find themselves feeling so empty was discussed in the pages I read this morning. One thought in particular stuck out to me:
“It is a question of the attitude one takes toward life’s challenges and opportunities, both large and small. A positive attitude enables a person to endure suffering and disappointment as well as enhance enjoyment and satisfaction. A negative attitude intensifies pain and deepens disappointments; it undermines and diminishes pleasure, happiness, and satisfaction; it may even lead to depression and physical illness.” Victor Frankl
I have seen this principle play out in my life over and over. A positive attitude enhances all of life’s experiences. A negative attitude holds a person down, enhances the negative experiences, and takes the power and excited away from the positive experiences.
It is amazing that we get to make the choice each day on what type of attitude we are going to have.