Another Day

I especially like this poem written by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

He said, “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

“He who is rich owns the day.” I love this line in the poem as it reminds us that we can take each day as it comes but with intention. We can build our day to include the things that bring us meaning, that slow us down, that bring us joy. Our richness comes from experience and not from things. And at the end of the day, we must release our worries to the best of our ability; to take some deep breaths, feel grateful for our blessings, hold ourselves dear and allow the hope of a new day to reassure us that all will be okay.

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