“Between Stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Wales Building in Color – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Sharpie
I love today’s quote! Yesterday I had a huge stimulus called
computer problems. My chosen response was to get in my jeep and head to
Staples in McAlester. I knew the jeep would make me happy, Staples
would make me happy and I wouldn’t feel so powerless if I bought some
computer related “offering” to the Computer Gods. I bought a new
wireless keyboard and mouse that were on sale. I also turned in 15 used
ink cartridges for a $3 credit each. Since McAlester is a 30 minute
drive, I was calm and collected when I returned. The computer was still
messed up, but by 4:30 that afternoon, I had it working again. My new
favorite phrase: Restore Point.
This was painted from a photo reference by JustJean at WetCanvas.
The building was all gray, but the resolution was really good. I could
swear I saw a computer printer in that bay window.
Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna on March 26, 1905. His father,
Gabriel Frankl, was a strong, disciplined man from Moravia who worked
his way from government stenographer to become the director of the
Ministry of Social Service. His mother, Elsa Frankl (née Lion), was more
tenderhearted, a pious woman from Prague.
The middle of three children, young Viktor was precocious and
intensely curious. Even at the tender age of four, he already knew that
he wanted to be a physician.
In high school, Viktor was actively involved in the local Young
Socialist Workers organization. His interest in people turned him
towards the study of psychology. He finished his high school years with a
psychoanalytic essay on the philosopher Schopenhauer, a publication in
the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and the beginning of a
rather intense correspondence with the great Sigmund Freud. Source: http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/frankl.html