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10. Be Grateful

10. Be Grateful

Key Idea: Appreciate what you have.


  • I start each day by thinking of three things I'm thankful for.
  • I express gratitude to people who help me, no matter how small their actions.


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Think about the daily stress we face—school, relationships, and future plans. Yes, it can be overwhelming. That's the same for Marcus Aurelius, he faced huge pressures too, as a leader of a vast empire. He wrote "Meditations" as a way to remind himself to stay focused, calm, and grounded. With it, his thoughts can help us handle our own challenges with more peace and strength.

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