When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
Meaning of this Quote
A lot of us get happiness just from the materialistic things that they acquire in their lives. However, it is important to understand if that is what happiness is defined as in the long run? It is important to be thankful in our lives for every single day that Almighty has gifted to us.
This is because each day is a provision for us to do things better and achieve something that we missed the previous day. It is important to thank him for giving you a new day. Imagine the people who have been dying on the death bed and craving for one more minute to live!
You should be thankful for being alive just as you rise up in the morning. Not everyone is so lucky to see that sunrise. Remember the person who died last night was actually craving for that one extra breath. Therefore, you should be grateful for getting the privilege to be alive.
At the same time, you should be happy to be able to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to love as well. When you have new thoughts, you will consequently give them a new dimension and it is certainly a reason enough to be thankful.
Also, when you start off a new day that others have not got, you avail opportunities to enjoy your heart out and this, in turn, gives you new choices to love! All these little things might not have that much significance in your life as of now since you are getting them but you can actually estimate their value the moment you lose them.
Getting a new day to breathe, to think and to enjoy or to love might not seem to be that important for you as you get them on a regular basis even when you do not crave for them. However, the moment you start losing them, you will be able to understand the value of it.