In Difficult Times, What Really Matters?

Aaron Pace
1 min readMay 17, 2020
Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

Admittedly, it’s a bit cliche to use a picture of a family holding hands, watching the sunset over the ocean in a short article about what really matters. It may or may not be true that family matters for some.

Here’s a short list of over-used one liners that help stoke the fire of consideration about what really matters. Most of these have been around for so long, it’s probably safe to assume that Marcus Aurelius said them all first.

Enjoy this 2-minute read.

Paradise is not a place. It is a state of mind.

Confidence comes with practice.

Immortality is assured, in part, by how many lives you’ve touched.

Opportunity might knock only once, but it passes by your door every day.

Don’t mumble thank-yous.

The best way to know where your kids are is to invite their friends over.

Learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.

It’s better to bite your tongue than eat your words.

Saving for a rainy day shouldn’t cloud the sunny ones.

Fun shouldn’t be confused with happiness.

It takes many years to become an overnight success.

You never know when you’re making a memory.

Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.