Thought for the Day – Epictetus on Gratitude

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”– Epictetus

Health scientists say that memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. For me, I think it’s worse now than when I was younger, but I can’t be sure. I’ve actually never been this old before. But one thing I’m pretty sure about. I’ve always had selective memory. The kind that remembers all too well the things I don’t have and forgets the things that I do. Gratitude restores selective memory loss. A daily dose of gratitude is medicine for the brain and healing for the soul.

Your thoughts? What are some of the blessings you’ve taken for granted?

One thought on “Thought for the Day – Epictetus on Gratitude

  1. Very well put. I think behooves us to stop and take inventory of what we DO have and all the great things we’ve been blessed with (large and small). I know that in our household, we’re faced with some challenges with regards to the housing market, our expanding family, and spacial issues — but it doesn’t take long to stop and realize just how much we’ve been blessed with to help ease the worries and concerns of what we DON’T have.

    Great reminder!

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