May 8, 2010

Choosing one's way

"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.

If Victor Frankl could find the resolve to have a benevolent and altruistic attitude toward everyone in the midst of the horrors of a concentration camp, we most certainly can find the resolve to be benevolent, find meaning and purpose, be at peace and experience joy while providing care for someone with dementia. Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning, is a great resource for finding strength and purpose within a difficult situation.

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