“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.”
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
I strayed across this quote today and I’ve stuck it in here the same way you might stick it on your fridge for further consideration. It is so redolent with possibilities as well as slaps across the write. While I passionate carpe diem seize the day, I pretty much try to stuff more than is humanly possible into this day, stay up too late and steal hours from the next day…a pretty common scenario, I’m sure!!
This quote also talks about starting each day afresh without baggage from the past and while on first thought, this seems very liberating and “mindful”, I also believe we need to learn from the past or we’re just going to be tripping over both feet and never earning to walk, let alone run!! Yet, we also need freedom and to be unencumered from the past. There is such beauty and potential in an open slate just like a stretch of open sea sparkling like a diamond carpet in the sun.
I would welcome and encourage your thoughts on what really is quite an intriguing quote.
PS My days of stretching my days beyond midnight are currently numbered. The kids go back to school next week and from then on, it will be all systems go…”Thunderbirds are Go!”