Happiness is a God-Job
Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the most impactful book I’ve ever read. It was a long time ago. The one message I remember is the author, Viktor Frankl‘s observation about our reactions to what happens to us. He wrote, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Frankl lost everything including his wife during World War II. He was imprisoned by the Nazi’s and after they had removed all his clothing they removed his wedding ring. As they pulled it from his finger he realized he had a choice in how he would respond.
From The Quest
No matter what situation you find yourself in, once you make contact with Christ in the core of your being, you feel an immediate rush of joy, because you know that you can trust God and that everything is going to be all right.
Not ‘going to be all right’ in our way of looking at the world. Rather the spiritual level. And isn’t that where Joy is born?
I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My Website.