Thank you Mr. Emerson ~

This morning while turning the pages of one of my favorite authors, this verse touched my heart.  The words of Ralph Waldo Emerson always resonate with me, causing me to pause a bit and wonder.

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

The verse forced me to stop and examine how often I follow these wise words, and how often that I allow fret and anxiety to invade my space.

This new year, 2014, is going to be full of many best days, as that is what I’m choosing to write on my heart each and every day.

Write on your heart~

Write on your heart~

There is no doubt that there will be days that will kick my rear-end; however, those days will not define the rest.  They will be dealt with directly, and pushed aside so that I can continue on the journey of my life.

Happy New Year to you all, and with that… will you join me in looking for the good in every day… and setting the garbage aside for pick-up?

About Carol H. Rives

Wife, mother of two, friend to many. Enjoys reading and writing about education, family, friendship and life, in general. Loves spending quality time with family and friends; making new memories and cherishing the ones of the past. Some favorite interests include: volunteering, exercising, hiking, writing, knitting, baking/cooking, gardening and collecting thought-provoking quotes. Try to live my life in a "pause and smile" kind of way!!
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6 Responses to Thank you Mr. Emerson ~

  1. Karen Dovigi says:

    Beautiful Carol. What a great reminder. Thank you! xo.

  2. Jerri says:

    Carol – wonderful – as always! I’ve printed this out and have it on my desk calendar at work to read and remind me if I tend to forget as the year goes on. Best wishes to you for a great 2014!

    • Thanks Jerri and Happy New Year to you! Great idea about printing it out; I need to keep Mr. Emerson’s words in view, as well. He’s such a wise man, with his simple suggestions ~

  3. mary sonis says:

    here it is…and this day was dear because I ran into you at the grocery store..soup is done in the fireplace…a very good day! Mary

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