Dr Victor Frankl, a Nazi Holocaust camp survivor, said, “If a prisoner felt that he could no longer endure the realities of camp life, he found a way out in his mental life – an invaluable opportunity to dwell in the spiritual domain, the one that the SS was unable to destroy.”
When you are going through bad times, your goal should be to keep a good attitude. With God’s help you can. Always believe the best about others, but don’t get bent out of shape when people disappoint you. Nobody is perfect. Just be grateful for people that bring joy and endeavour to be counted among them.
When you are tempted to retaliate, do not judge or become impatient, you need to say to yourself, “This is an opportunity for me to model a great attitude for the glory of God.” You refuse to be a “passenger” and go along with them. Take back the wheel, get into the driver’s seat of your life, and determine which direction you will and go what attitude you will have.
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever tings are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things, and the God of peace will be with you.