We’re all dealt a different lot in life, but how we respond to adverse circumstances can define us.
First Lady Martha Washington, who wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of her days in peace with her husband at their home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, knew this feeling all too well.
When George Washington ascended to the presidency in 1789, Martha remarked in a letter to writer and historian Mercy Otis Warren that “the greater part of our happiness or misary depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.”
Petr Packa Schneider, a resident of Okrouhla in the Czech Republic, appears to have taken that lesson to heart.
In a viral video posted to Facebook in February, Schneider, who is missing both of his arms, can be seen chopping wood with