do you let go or hang on?

“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, Collected Poems and Translations

Today’s quote builds on what I was saying yesterday. Remember that you need to let go of yesterday and live in today. Try not to be too anxious and full of fret, to use Emerson’s word. Frankly I love that he used that word since I use it sometimes in my everyday life. It means to worry, for those of you who have not heard the word before. His quote also reminds us to let things go and not to dwell on them. This is a very important point for someone that is disabled, and I have to work on this as well. You cannot keep second guessing yourself. Please do not play the should have, would have, could have game, it will get you no where except depressed!!

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