“All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.” — Marcus Aurelius

Stoic Path

You’re building a path, and your job is to move the stones and fit them in place. Some stones will be a pleasure to lift; others won’t.

But if your task is bearable, then bear it. Don’t wish that you didn’t have to build the path; instead, be grateful that you have the strength to lift the stones. Find joy in the job you’ve been given.

Your path will someday crumble, fade and be forgotten . . . but that doesn’t matter today.

Stoic Stone
κάθε μέρα είναι μια πέτρα translates to Every Day is a Stone

Focus only on the stone you’re putting in place now. Don’t dwell on the stone you lifted yesterday, and don’t fear the stone you’ll lift tomorrow.

The stones aren’t good or bad; they’re simply stones.

The good is in how you lift them.