A lot of the stories I was brought up on had to do with extreme actions - leaving everything behind, crossing the trackless wastes, and in those stories the people who stayed behind and had their settled ways - those people were not the people who got the prize.
The prize was California.
— Joan Didion —
Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at the last section. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there idly, doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging Section," St. Peter told the soul. "How is it that, there is no work here?" "That's sad thing," St. Peter answered. "After the people received the blessings they asked for, very few send their acknowledgements." How does one acknowledge God's blessing?"
~ Christian Story ~
The Seven Jars
Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. "I must have a holiday," he said to himself one day, and he began to climb up into the hills to enjoy the view and the sounds of the forest.
Daily Touch of Inspirations
November 22nd: The glass is already broken
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living