The quote above is one of my favorites. How can you deny that waking up and appreciating the life you’ve been given is a great way to start the day?
I never knew much about Marcus Aurelius, who authored this quote; I never met the guy. How could I? He was a Roman Emperor who died in year 180 AD. According to Wikipedia, he lived to the age of 58. But he packed a lot of wisdom in during those years, in the form of his writings (Meditations). He wrote them in his own personal journals, never expecting them to be published. Little did Marcus know that thousands of years later, into the 21st century, people would be reading Meditations in book format. They would also be quoting him on websites and blogs. Continue reading