Retire into yourself as much as possible. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach. — Seneca, Spanish-born Roman statesman, philosopher
Quote for the Week
Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we all pause — at least for a day — to remember how good life is.
I struggle with being thankful — all too often focusing on what is wrong — instead of what is right and good. Because of this flaw, I’ve learned to rely on the wisdom of others to teach me how to be grateful.
Here are a few of their quotes:
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. — Confucius
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. — Buddha
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. — G.K. Chesterton
All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. — Daniel Defoe
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God… — 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.– Doris Day
Sometimes being thankful also means being insightful and witty as American humorist Mark Twain succinctly points out.
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way — something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. — Alfred D. Souza