Emerson's Daily Lessons: How to Make Each Day Your Very Best Day

 Write it on your heart - that every day is the best day in the year.
“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, "Collected Poems and Translations" 

The esteemed Mr. Emerson surely was one who
espoused the concept of 'Living Beautifully'.
Here, in these words, are his instructions,
if you will, on how  do so.

Keep them in your mind daily, and in your heart,
whether you are experiencing happiness,
and most especially when you are
experiencing the difficulties or "absurdities" of life.

They will shift your focus, give you strength and act as a guide.
These words can be used soothe you, comfort your heart, ease your mind
and calm your body, to fill you with a mindset of beauty, gratitude, peace and joy.

May your year ahead be one that encompasses
this Mantra for a beautiful life.


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  2. Wise words. Thanks for posting them. I hope you are well. I have not read your blog for a long time. Thought I would check it out tonight.