Day 5 – A New Dawn

A brand new day is acknowledgement from the Father that you aren’t finished yet.  No matter how tired you feel.  No matter how defeated.  I’ve felt pretty out of touch lately.  Depressed, tired, worn-down.  And yet, I have a new day ahead of me.  Breath in my lungs.  And that truly is a perfect gift.

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I’m going to end this post by sharing the entirety of the Emerson poem I quoted in the graphic.  It should become my daily meditation for a little while I think.

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 new day;
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.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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9 thoughts on “Day 5 – A New Dawn

  1. Pingback: 31 Days – Theme for 2015 | warrior hippie

  2. What wonderful reminders to take each day with a spirit of gratitude for being able to breathe and move forward. I love the end of this poem: “This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” I am going to accept these invitations.

  3. That’s wonderful, I love the thought behind it. We must treat each day as a gift, not as a means to an end or something to just get through.
    Beautiful!
    And I LOVE your blog name and tangline! It caught my attention right away! 🙂

    • I too often think of a day as “something to get through”. It was nice to step back and really think about how much of a gift life is.

      Oh, thank you so much. It’s my nickname for myself. I’m glad it’s catchy. 😀

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