Choose Your Way

good attitude“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of human freedoms, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”   Victor Frankl

Yesterday, I was driving home from Connecticut, with a piece of furniture I found on craigs list. It barely fit into my minivan. I mean if it was a fraction of an inch bigger, it would not have gone in. (Getting it out, is another story) I was squished up against the steering wheel while driving home, since I needed every bit of space for it. Needless to say, I was very uncomfortable. On top of that, I got stuck in traffic that came to a screeching halt for over an hour! It took three and a half hours to get home. It took every ounce of conscious deliberate thought to focus my mind on positive things, rather than to feel the frustration, claustrophobia, and discomfort that was actually taking place. I concentrated my thoughts on my goals and dreams instead. The time allowed me to choose my own way.  I know that what I focus on will expand, so I choose to use my freedom of thought, to think good thoughts. I am so grateful to have the wisdom to know that at anytime, if I do not like the circumstance I am in, I can change it by choosing my own way.

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