Saturday, December 8, 2012

An Inspirational Source

There can be days when I wish events and circumstances could have been better. I believe that yesterday was one of those days. There were moments during the day when I questioned why am I here? This pertained only to the environment I was in. This wasn't contemplation on the meaning of life. Self-doubts were creeping in about my abilities. I felt like an observer and not a participant. When the opportunity to take control came, I made an error. It could have been so easy to give into the negativity. All of my experiences in this life are determined by my attitude.
So instead of brooding over the days' events I referred to one of my inspirational sources. I always found this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to be a great way to live with myself.
"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities 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."
I read this quote several years ago and printed it. I posted it in my work-space to remind me to never carry the day's problems home with me. This printed quote was stored with all of my personal things I brought home . I found a place to display it now.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 comment:

  1. Very wise words... once it is done, no need to think about it. Sometimes, it's not easy to forget as soon as we would like but it's good to try, otherwise absurdities may come back to haunt us and they will certainly 'damage' our days after...