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g5w  ·  2166 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Seneca on Gratitude and What It Means to Be a Generous Human Being

The stoics are by far my favorite source of inspiration and counsel during times of strain.

Starting with the Meditations:

    Courtesy and serenity of temper I first learnt to know from my grandfather Verus.

    Manliness without ostentation I learnt from what I have heard and remember of my father.