If I had to pick a quote to describe my ultimate aspirations, this would be it! Viktor E. Frankl was a psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. I read Man's Search for Meaning almost 15 years ago, but as life unfolded, I was challenged to practice it's truths. Adulting is hard. And, now with the added layer of COVID-19, we find ourselves experiencing additional stressors--homeschooling, working, trying to isolate without being isolated . . . We don't have all the answers, but one truth I cling to is what Frankl eloquently stated, "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." For me personally, this means being thankful I can work from home, practicing gratitude that my kids are able to maintain their education virtually, thinking creatively about being at home (happy hour with the kids = 4pm snacks and hot cocoa), etc. There are countless ways to persevere through this season, and for me, my greatest challenge is my attitude. How can your attitude impact your current experience?
One committed to processing truth, finding light in the darkness, savoring the simple, and living fully.