“Finish each 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. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson
How about beginning each new day and each new year, including this one, with the serenity and high spirits that Emerson advises?
When I was reminded of this quote, both wise and whimsical, by Angie, I could feel my breathing calm and my spirit lighten. Maybe it’s due to Emerson’s pulling our collective leg a bit, inviting us not to take ourselves and our shenanigans too seriously.
Maybe it’s the wisdom of letting go of what was, and the generosity of inviting us to be better, to do better. Or the vision of being unburdened by the vestiges of silly or ill-advised choices and beliefs.
Whatever the reasons for the powerful magic of these words, I thought I would offer them to anyone else who would like to practice releasing the stale and unnecessary weights of yesterday, yesteryear, and breathe into life more tranquility and lightness in the new day.
A buoyant new year to you….
Bottom photo courtesy of Nikki Carrara © 2017