Colosseum at Sunset

I recently posted this quote on Facebook and got lots of “likes” and positive comments.

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

–Marcus Aurelius

I think it’s a wonderful message.  I have read Marcus Aurelius’ work, and he’s probably one of my favorite philosophers and Roman emperors.  Instead of focusing on how to be powerful (ahem, Livia and Tiberius or those belonging to “The Year of Four Emperors” in AD 69), he thinks about how to best live life and how to be a good person.  I hope that by reading him and keeping his advice in my mind, I am becoming a better person, as well.

Off to bed.  My parents are here for Christmas!  It’s so good to see them and take some of the cooking/decorating/cleaning burden off of their shoulders.  Goodnight!