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Every day is the best day!

Write it on your heart
(by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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.

I came across that poem this evening and thought wow, are these words of wisdom for me and my sometimes insecure inner child, or what? I will write on my heart that every day is the best day in the year!

Normally I do not make New Year's resolutions ('cause who needs to go through that setup for failure exercise every year?!), but recently said to a friend:

I just had a thought - maybe I should make a New Year's resolution after all - I resolve to trust my heart whenever in doubt this year! Imagine the possibility in that...wow, the mind boggles! :)

And that includes letting my heart be open to the power and the glory of the Spirit, so that I am uplifted and strengthened in order to leave behind those blunders and absurdities that creep in, and start each day with a fresh outlook and a joyful spirit. So...I think this might just be a good year for a resolution after all, and through prayer and being wrapped in the love of my dear family and friends, I might even manage to keep it!

Here too are a few photographs of the glories of creation to show just what beauty each new day might hold...who does not feel their heart lifted by such wonders?! I now have a line from a really joyful hymn running through my mind (not sure if these words are exactly right, but they sound really good in my head!)

Wake up! Arise! Rejoice and give thanks to the Lord for a bright new day!!

If only I could program my alarm clock to blast that at me every morning, in what a happy mood I'd awaken! :)










Comments (11)

Beautiful poem and photographs! I love your resolution.

Oh my stars. What beautiful photos to end my day with. :)


Thanks, I love that there is so much beauty in the world, just waiting to be photographed for all to enjoy! (girasoli, feel free to remind me of my resolution if you see any whining creeping into my entries! lol)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, this post brought a smile to my heart! Thank you...


Yay! Kathy, how wonderful to know that!!

Anne, thank you for writing such inspirational words and sharing the stunning photos. It's the perfect way to begin my day! I'm going to print this poem and put it on my night table.

Love the kitty photo! ;)

Great post! I love that poem and the resolution and all the photos (but esp. Miss Polly in the snow).


I love that one too, Annie. She always looks so surprised when stepping out the door and finding snow on the deck!

Her coloring looks so cool next to the snow! She is adorable.



Just got the chance to read this one. I never cease to be amazed at your ability to write with such description and feeling. I can read your words and feel the power of your Spirit. Also a little envious of your photo taking ability - such amazing connections with creation!



Maria, just noticing that I didn't reply to your comment (which is strange because I really thought I had.) What a great idea to have this wonderful poem by your bedside! And we are all about the kittens these days, aren't we? ;)

Thanks Valerie! My real photography secret is to take mass quantities, and then there are bound to be a few keepers in the lot! (And you know I speak the truth since you were the first of very few who managed to sit through the entire 1200 photos from my Oct trip!)

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