Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures


WHAT From WHO?

WHAT have you learned?  WHO taught you?  Are you aware of gratitude toward the people who have provided the key lessons of your life?  Two thousand years ago, what Marcus Aurelieus knew about gratitude is still valid today.  It’s important to see and acknowledge where the core of our values and beliefs come from.  It keeps us on a purposeful track rather than being motivated by unknown and unnamed sources.  Check his list out and see if you can start your own. 

Marcus Aurelius gives
acknowledgment to the teachers in his life: In  book one of “Meditations…

 

 

From my grandfather Verus
I learned good morals and the government of my temper.

 

From the reputation and
remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character.

 

From my mother, piety and
beneficence, and abstinence, not only from evil deeds, but even from evil
thoughts; and further, simplicity in my way of living, far removed from the
habits of the rich.

 

From my great-grandfather,
not to have frequented public schools, and to have had good teachers at home,
and to know that on such things a man should spend liberally.”

 



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