Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WW- A Gift


Be grateful for each new day.
A new day you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use
usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high
a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

23 comments:

Mom24 said...

Beautiful pictures, and what a great reminder. Thanks.

Kathryn said...

I love this poem, thanks for sharing!
I just checked out the pics in your post below, wow...they are growing like weeds!!! Cute! Cute! CUte!

Elaine A. said...

That picture is gorgeous!!

I know you've posted this quote before b/c I know I've commented before that I used to have it up in my bedroom when I was a teenager. It's one of OUR favorites! : )

I wish we could meet someday friend. I think we'd get along swimmingly!

By the way, thanks for your comment today, it made me feel better that I am not alone. Really, thank you...

Hilary said...

Beautiful image, Kat. And oh so true.

Doc said...

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today because who knows if tomorrow will ever come?

Cassie said...

That is a beautiful shot and a wonderful poem. Have a great day!

Hattie said...

What a beautiful picture! I love skies like that.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Thank you for the precious gift of this post.

XO!

Emily said...

I love Emerson...and that photo (even though it makes me feel cold. Brrr!)

Rima said...

So true, that!

(Is that picture the view from your new back yard?)

tweetey30 said...

Beautiful sunrise or sunset.. Great poem also.. Thanks for sharing..

Kat said...

Rima- No that is not the view from my backyard. We are kind of up on top of a cliff with a little field (and one neighbor) seperating us from the lake. We have a nice view, but not like this. I'll have to get a few pics of our view in summer when everything isn't covered in snow and ice. This picture is down the road from where we live on my old running route.

tweetey- Sunrise. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Perfect, and perfect timing. You too huh?

Dawn said...

Those are good words to live by. Beautiful sunrise!

Krystyn said...

Love the picture..and the words to go with it.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Soooo beautiful!

Momisodes said...

Perfect words paired with your photo. Thank you for this reminder. It's easy to forget when you're caught in the daily grind.

Kristen said...

The lake is beautiful even in the winter!

Thanks for the reminder to soak it all up! :)

Tonya said...

I love it!

Jana said...

Amazing photo beautiful words, thanks doll.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Amen and gorgeous photo!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It's true, new mercies each day.

Riahli said...

Absolutely! Love the picture.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson