The Anti-Gift

Have you ever learned something new about yourself that totally shocks you? And at the same time feels like another puzzle piece fell into place? Does it usually happen during the holiday season? Yeah, that happened to me this week. I have always thought of myself as a generous person. I love to give gifts.…Read more The Anti-Gift

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‘It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.’ ― Lao Tzu

One of my favorite Marcus Aurelius quotes is “Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” This quote - 'It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.' - by Lao Tzu, which is part of a larger quote, is a…Read more ‘It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.’ ― Lao Tzu

Very little is needed to make a happy life – Marcus Aurelius

R.J. and I went to Costco yesterday and, well, it hit home that the holiday season is right around the corner. We try to time our visits so the store isn't so busy, but sometimes it's unavoidable. As we walked in the front door I noticed they had their holiday hours posted. Holiday hours. A…Read more Very little is needed to make a happy life – Marcus Aurelius