J.K. Rowling’s Response To A Tweet Is Inspiring

Hello Readers!

Some of the big philosophical or existential questions facing each of us include:

  • Who am I?
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Is it possible to make meaningful connections with others or are we all fundamentally alone?
  • How can I make sense of life in the face of pain, suffering and inevitable death?
  • How can I be sure I am making the right choices for my life?

There are no simple answers to these questions. Goodness! Some days I’m still trying to figure out myself.

When I come across feel-good stories, I always feel the need to share them with you!

A fan on Twitter reached out to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, asking the best-selling author for advice during dark times.

J.K. Rowling’s response to the tweet is nothing but inspirational and heart-warming.

And she didn’t stop there but continued sending him messages.

I think it’s heartening when celebrities reach out to their fans. In moment’s like this, what a difference it will make not only in @BrocaesarTV life but those that have read the tweets as well.

May this be a reminder to us all, that sometimes those words of comfort and encouragement has more impact than we will ever know.

Not giving up when the going gets bad

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

–Nelson Mandela

One day after soccer practice, my 11 yr old said to me, “Mom, just when I was about to give up, I remembered your words telling me that my mind will quit a thousand times before my  body will and I need to keep pushing forward and I did.”

I don’t recall telling my daughter this little bit of advice but it sounds like something  I would say. For whatever reason, it stuck my daughter and she’s used it to keep pushing her limits.

Man’s Search for Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir “Man’s Search for Meaning”  has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

It’s up to us

In other words, there is no predetermined meaning to life – it is up to us to try to make our lives meaningful. As individuals we have to find what values or goals or occupations will give our own lives meaning.

Have you found meaning in your life in other ways? Let us know in the comments.

When I come across feel-good stories, I always feel the need to share them with you! A fan on Twitter reached out to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, asking the best-selling author for advice during dark times. via www.ecurosie.com

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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

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