Finding the New Day
This morning I stood on our second floor porch taking in the freshness of the morning. It is interesting how we associate things with being “fresh”….fresh air, fresh bread. There is a newness in it…something better. It is the opposite from old or stale. I was suddenly aware of that newness in a new day…a new opportunity…a new beginning of this hour. Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best.
“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
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”
You have special gifts that only you have been given. Go out and use them in this NEW DAY. Want some inspiration?
Take Stephen Wilshire, for instance, who has a disability but an amazing gift. Each morning he will see things on this earth that most of us will never see. View his talent and run to catch the freshness of your new day!
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