"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Unencumbered by Nonsense

Today I am grateful for a more balanced pace to recent days and for thorough doctors.

I am also grateful that our son Sam has been cleared for activity after a knee injury in late December.

I have used a number of Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes in this blog. I would apologize for using another one, but there's nothing to apologize for. He had a way with words that is timeless. 
So here's another:

"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." 

You can't saw sawdust. What's done is done. Nobody's perfect and most days aren't either. And that is just the way it is meant to be. Life can be messy. Take some risks and live life fully. Blunders and absurdities will be part of the scenery. But so will grace and beauty and love. Celebrate it all.

Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Apply ample patience and acceptance.

The new day mentioned above is now here. 
What will you do with it? 

2 comments:

  1. Blunders and absurdities be gone - excellent post Lisa.

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    1. Be gone indeed! There will be more tomorrow anyway :-) Thanks Aileen!

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