“…An optimism in the face of tragedy and in the view of the human potential which at its best always allows for:
- Turning suffering into a human achievement and accomplishment
- Deriving from guilt the opportunity to change oneself for the better
- Deriving from life’s transitoriness an incentive to take responsible action.”
From Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor e. Frankel (emphasis mine)
This book is a hard read on many levels: it’s written by a holocaust survivor who doesn’t shy away from hard realities. It has entire sections where Frankl discusses scientific ideas that are way above my pay grade, but he was a doctor before and after the war, so he knows what he’s talking about. All in all, though, it was worth the time to read–there were many times I had to set it aside and ponder what he wrote for a while before reading more.
Later in that same book Frankel asked the question, “How does a human being go about finding meaning? As Charlotte Buhler has stated, “All we can do is study the lives of people who seem to have found their answers to the questions of what ultimately human life is about as against those who have not.”
Our family doesn’t have all the answers, my friend. But we have been on this journey for a while and want to share with you what we’ve learned. We really do want to know how we can help you.
What questions do you have that keep you up at night? That plague your thoughts during the day? I think you just might be surprised to know you’re not the only one.
Reach out to us and we’ll see what we can do to help you find some answers.
There is meaning in this life and it can be found!
Growing in hope with you, friend,