Gratitude Makes Life Better

“No one could yet grasp the fact that everything would be taken away” – Viktor Frankl

After an unimaginable series of events, the men and women of the internment camps lost everything: their homes, their parents, their husbands and wives, their children, all their possessions, their clothing, even their hair.  From our current vantage point, this scale of robbery is almost impossible to comprehend.

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Tweak Your Mindset, Change Your Life

If you’re like me, your mind is periodically filled with judgments of your abilities, limitations, and failings – about what you can do, and more importantly, what you can’t do, what you could never do.

In many areas of your life, you are who you are and there isn’t much that you can do to change, right? Wrong – and science is proving it.

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Love, Kindness, and the Pursuit of Purpose

“Now I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and thought and belief have to impart: the salvation of man is through and in love” – Viktor Frankl

When all other hope was lost, love would ironically become the vessel strong enough to carry some through the struggle of Auschwitz.  A love once experienced, and still felt, was, for many, more powerful than the most unimaginable horrors they were condemned to repeatedly suffer.

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The Search for Meaning

Perhaps my greatest fear is that during my last days I will sadly reflect on a life I consider wasted.  To realize, only once it’s too late, that it all meant nothing.

Fortunately, an antidote to this fate is available to us all, should we only choose to follow the cues left by those who came before us.  Viktor Frankl, a survivor of the concentration camp at Auschwitz, provides sage guidance in this respect.

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