Tuesday, January 02, 2007
With New Year's, we've been reflecting over the past year, and it has undoubtedly been a shocker. 2007 can only be better. I recently read Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. At the risk of over-simplifying a very significant book, it's basic premise is that life is not about the pursuit of happiness, but rather the pursuit of meaning. He writes that it is only through suffering that you can really strip away all of the junk, in order to work out what is meaningful to you. Frankl is a holocaust survivor, so had more than his share of suffering.
You could ask a 'lady of leisure' or a 'man about town' at the age of 80, what has your life been about, and they might not be able to offer much. If you ask a parent who has worked on raising their kid with a significant illness or disability, they're able to say, "I did the very best I could for my child."
Well that is my deep and meaningful moment of 2007, I will get back to Sheena milestones. She is now biting her toes. Her big tummy isn't holding her back anymore.