Last night we went to a fundraiser for college students, who are leaving for Nicaragua in a couple of weeks to help repair/rebuild homes damaged by natural disasters. The appeal was especially compelling because Tony Melendez (a native Nicaraguan) spoke ... and then sang. He described the poverty of the area, the needs of the people.....and shared stories of his youth, growing up without arms. When asked about miracles, his response was simple...and astounding. In his own words:
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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. ―Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning