Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If Only...

From a Letter to His Daughter

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense

This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

177 days old


  1. Beautiful! Heart warming! A life lesson for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for reading and commenting, Tony - I agree we should all take this one to heart, but it's not so easy, is it?