Thursday, September 3, 2009

"One Day At A Time " by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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
and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is all that is good and fair.
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.


  1. Hey I really needed this!!! I've been having a "blue" week and have been wishing I could have done some things a little differently, and this poem made me feel better. Thank you!

  2. Wonderful words to live by..
    Sometimes we just have to move forward, and make tomorrow count.
    Lovely post !

  3. Beautiful words and gorgeous photo. Have a great Labor Day.
    Happy Twirls

  4. Oh, my hero. I do love this man and his wisdom. Thanks for reminding me of it. I haven't read his words in too long.


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