It is definitely beginning to look a lot like the holiday season if Trader Joe’s is any indication. I was hoping to just hop in after my Saturday morning run, but instead I circled the parking lot like a Thanksgiving vulture waiting to score the next available parking space. True confession, I was thoroughly irritated by the crowded and congested grocery experience. Anybody else feel thwarted by the masses?? Then I remembered this quote from Marcus Aurelius who was a Roman Emperor and philosopher from 161 to 180. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability. We all know that right thoughts lead to right actions, and the converse is true as well. What Marcus Aurelius knew was that we actually become that which we think upon most often. So, here’s to embracing the chaos of the season, and deciding to find the happy silver lining in the over-crowded aisles and parking lots. I hope you have a few moments this weekend in between your Thanksgiving prep work to read these things worth knowing from around the web.