Ever had a REALLY bad day (or night)?

Yeah, me too.

This quote (yes, by Emerson again) helps…

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have 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

This one by him is pretty great, too.

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

And finally, gotta love that I love quoting Emerson, and he said this…

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Brilliant.  Now I’m going to go on with my day working on forgetting and forgiving my blunders and absurdities and not being encumbered by my own nonsense which is not easy, but, thank goodness, is possible (at least eventually…)

About Elise Ballard

Elise Ballard is the author of Epiphany! a book of inspirational stories, aha moments and exclusive interviews from Random House Publishing
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