Friday, January 01, 2010

HAPPY 2010

Wishing you all a wonderful, healthy, happy and productive 2010.  Hard to believe it's a whole new decade.  We get a clean slate.  Let's start fresh and work diligently toward our dreams and goals.

I'm reading this incredible book titled Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.  It's a new book for me, but it's been around for decades.  Mr. Frankl survived Auschwitz as a prisoner; he describes life inside the Nazi death camps in the 1940s.

Now you may think that's awfully depressing reading for the New Year, but just the contrary.  It's inspirational, awe-inspiring and offers true lessons for survival emotionally and physically.  The author says never to give up hope, no matter how dire your circumstances.  Don't dwell on what you expected from life, but what life expects from you.  You may have some special gift to share yet with the world.  We don't know what hope or miracle is around the corner.  Sacrifice, rejection and suffering are part of life, Mr. Frankl notes, but that if we embrace those obstacles we discover true meaning for our lives.  No experience, good or bad, will be wasted.  He writes from experience.  I'm only half-way through this book and I can hardly put it down.  I see why people call this book "life changing".

Wishing you all a very peaceful and joyous New Year.

Until next time.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year~~!!!............................................................

Janet Lawler said...

Thanks, Annemarie, same to you!!

Anonymous said...

Great blog, I love it!!