I have learned to be content
whatever the circumstances.
Viktor Frankl was incarcerated in four concentration camps, including the death camp of Auschwitz. His father, mother, brother, wife—every member of his family except his sister—died in the camps.
Frankl said, “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.”
You can’t control the words and actions of others, but you can refuse to let those words and actions control your attitude. You can’t always control circumstances, but you can refuse to let circumstances control your attitude.
Claim ownership of your attitude—surrender it to no one, relinquish it to no circumstance.
Nothing can control your attitude
without your consent.