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Immune to kryptonite
Immune to kryptonite

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Budapest Hotel: Infinity Floor.
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Because I felt what the world really needed was another appreciation of Marcus Aurelius.
From Marcus I learned
From Marcus I learned
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We appear to be seeing cross-party cooperation. This is going to sound crazy (bear with me a moment), but have things finally got so broken that we might see a functioning parliament?
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It's no accident that Marcus Aurelius begins by giving thanks.
(In this case, my thanks go to +Peter Scully for sharing.)
6 Habits of Grateful People

Gratitude is one of those core markers, powerful predictors, of happiness. Although it may be slightly overstated, the science around happiness and human flourishing consistently finds that for the most part "not everyone who is happy is grateful, but EVERYONE who is grateful, is happy".

"Gratitude (and its sibling, appreciation) is the mental tool we use to remind ourselves of the good stuff. It’s a lens that helps us to see the things that don’t make it onto our lists of problems to be solved. It’s a spotlight that we shine on the people who give us the good things in life. It’s a bright red paintbrush we apply to otherwise-invisible blessings, like clean streets or health or enough food to eat."

Gratitude does not make life struggles go away, but it allows us to weather them easier.

"That’s when I need to turn on the gratitude. If I do that enough, suggests the psychological research, gratitude might just become a habit. What will that mean for me? It means, according to the research, that I increase my chances of psychologically surviving hard times, that I stand a chance to be happier in the good times. I’m not ignoring the threats; I’m appreciating the resources and people that might help me face those threats."

1. Once in a while, they think about death and loss
2. They take the time to smell the roses
3. They take the good things as gifts, not birthrights
4. They’re grateful to people, not just things
5. They mention the pancakes
6. They thank outside the box

#gratitude #happiness #wellbeing
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Typo of the day, courtesy of EuroCave.
"Revelation Range: the world's finset wine fridge".
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I really like her comments on Epictetus.
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