This quote was sent to me by a dear friend after what seemed to be a long stint of absurdities and a few blunders. Such encouragement to me then, and a welcome reminder today as I reflect over the last few months in the attempt to gain wisdom and move on to the next chapter….
To one of his daughters who was away from home, at school, he [Ralph Waldo Emerson] writes:
“Finish every day and be done with it.
For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember.
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 well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day for all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.”