An untroubled spirit
“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” —Marcus Aurelius
I’ve always admired my husband’s stoic nature, even as I get frustrated and impatient when he seems unable to share my highs and lows. In the face of his catastrophic illness, with wave upon wave of bad news overtaking us, that quality takes on huge dimensions and increases my admiration exponentially. It provides a stark context for the deep faith that has always been the foundation of his life. May we all have access to such a firm foundation when the storms of life pound away at us.