Sunday, January 20, 2008

A New Day


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Finish each 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; you shall begin it well and serenely. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almighty God,
Thy Will
Nothing More
Nothing Less
Nothing Else!

~from a vintage Reader's Digest

12 comments:

  1. Good to find an entry. Not exactly sure what your message is, though.

    Oh sure, I read the words. And I can fully agree with Ralph Waldo. Not with Reader's Digest 'cause I have a different view of 'things,' but that's fine.

    Still wondering what your message to yourself, is...

    Per usual, I hope it is one of lightness and freeing.

    Hugs,
    Mari-Nanci

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  2. Today is a new day...a gift from God. Tomorrow will be another new day. May you experience His joy and peace...one day at a time!

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  3. The Olde Englishe housewives have a saying that is much the same as Ralph's. My Mom said it to me many a time over the years.

    I now say it to myself after a particularly trying time or even after a day for which I am still berating myself has long since passed. Sometimes years after an incident I am plagued by some small thing... for who knows what reason? It is just the way my mind works... especially at night as it flits from one thought to the next at warp speed and brings ever more sleepless hours. Sometimes dredging up things that happened over 30 years ago. Bashing myself for what? Too late now to change things of course, and in most cases I didn't know enough to do even one thing differently.



    " We all just do the best we can at the time....no matter what the situation."

    still.........as is our wont as human beings, we always fret and fervently hope it was enough. We glue our own feet to the floor some days.

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  4. Both of those quotes hit home. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Thinking of you often and happy to see a post from you today!

    Jan

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  5. What a beautiful photo!
    Every day is a gift, that's why we call it the present.

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  6. Inspiring words, and a lovely photo! Hope you are well.

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  7. Your post was a gift to me after a day of not handling some parenting issues very well. Tomorrow we begin anew...with fewer tears, hopefully! Take care, Vee.

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  8. Hey favortie cheerleader. Wow you and those pom-pom's clasp in prayer have some pull, I WON! I have pounced on every sleeping person in my house and scared the bejeebers out of them so they could wake up and celebrate with me and now I am visiting all my bloggy buddies who are so encouraging and thanking them for being a part of this adventure! Thanks so much Vee! I hope you have a terrific, marvelous, wonderfully blessed day!

    Miss Sandy

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  9. Thanks, everyone. It's always fun to read the comments here even when M-N is letting me know that I am being vague again. LOL!

    Sandy, I am sooooo proud of you! Wonderful news and a great way to start the morning!!

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  10. Then there's Maya Angelou,

    "When I knew better, I did better."

    It speaks to forgiving yourself and giving yourself credit for making an effort to learn and do better.

    Do not put on a happy face if you don't mean it. I spent half a lifetime doing that and it got me in really big trouble. That's saying, "I'm fine, really, I'm fine," all the way down to the big splat as you call it. If we have the courage to say, "I'm NOT fine" and reach out to someone we fare much better.

    Speaking from experience here.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  11. -hehhhh- Well, I guess I'm the only one who doesn't *get it,* once again. Yup, you "be vague" to me, sometimes. -giggggles-

    But it's always good to keep me guessing!!!!

    Mari-Nanci

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  12. I often wonder how lucky I am to stumble upon a blog such as yours! What you wrote is a nice reminder that we always get a new chance starting tomorrow.

    It was a "God Shot" that brought me here after all :)

    Kirs ~

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