Ed and I are headed out for about a week for Christmas. Where? Well, I am not trying to brag, so let's just say, not the cold. I may post a few pictures and stories from the trip while I am gone, but no Daily Stoics for me until next year.
And I think today's meditation is probably a good one to wrap things up with this year.
Many times an old man has no other evidence besides his age to prove he has lived a long time.
This meditation speaks to the idea that we waste precious time worry about what we cannot change, or letting time and opportunities pass by as we sit and do nothing. We all do this, but we should strive to not JUST relax. "Make the most of life, not in the form of achievement, or money, or status - but in wisdom, insight and real progress against things all men struggle with."
Don't just waste your life. As Shakespeare said: