Free To Choose

12 09 2009

“There is no time to think how much I hurt; there is only time to run.” -Ben Logsdon

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Victor Frankl at the concentration camp.

During 1997 as the world focused on the deaths of Princess Diana and mother Theresa, another significant passing went almost unnoticed. Austrian psychiatrist Victor Frankl died on Sept. 2 at the age of 93.

During World war II, Dr. Frankl was imprisoned at Auschwitz, where he was stripped of his identity as a medical doctor and forced to work as a common laborer. Worst was, his father, mother, brother and wife died in the concentration camps. All his notes which represented his life’s work were destroyed. Yet Frankl emerged from Auschwitz believing that, “everything can be taken from a man except one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

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Victor Frankl…

Likewise, real runners differ from the others. Regardless of our situations, be it good or bad-we can not be stopped from this passion.

I have known some who are no longer active because they say that they have so many problems. It should not be the case. In prosperity or in poverty-let’s continue to run. We may not be able to choose our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude toward them.

God be Praised!


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