There’s a new UPDATE to the launch of my Life Planner…read about it HERE.
Thoughts on October’s Quote: This quote has two meanings for me…
First, our thoughts control our circumstances more than we realize. It’s easy to blame everyone but ourselves for the situations we find ourselves in. Being a “victim” takes a lot less effort than being a “creator”. However, when we choose higher thoughts, we find that our circumstances improve also.
Second, we can’t choose everything that happens to us, but we can choose our attitude about it. There are so many examples of people who, by no fault of their own, find themselves in the worst of circumstances. And yet, they let those circumstances shape them into a better human being. Anne Frank & Viktor Frankl are famous for this very reason.
Viktor Frankl, in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” said he survived the Holocaust by finding personal meaning in the experience, which gave him the will to live through it. Through his research, he also found a strong relationship between “meaninglessness” and criminal behaviors, addictions and depression.
I find it so interesting that it is not the outward circumstances that influence our happiness, but rather the inner thoughts that run through our minds.