Monday, January 25, 2010

Lessons from Robinson Crusoe

I have been reading Robinson Crusoe along with the student who I am tutoring and am amazed by the gems of wisdom and insight I am constantly encountering. Although I have read this book before, it has been several years and this time I am getting so much more out of it. It has really renewed in me a grateful spirit for the abundance of things I am blessed to have. I have also become more aware of how much I take for granted.

Here's a few lines to ponder:

"All our discontent about what we want
springs from our ingratitude for what we have."

"We never know how to value what we enjoy, except by
the lack of it."

In light of the recent events in Haiti especially, we have much to be grateful for.

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