Well hello, you sweet souls! I hope you're enjoying your weekend. Today was a little summery in Hobart, giving us the foretaste of the lovely, languorous days ahead. However, this week has been a tough one on Planet Baby, filled with health problems requiring GP visits and antibiotics, a certain newly-minted 4 year old pixie's immunisations, fatigue all round (although I have turned off the computer at 10.30 pm for the past 2 nights ☺) and that inevitable end-of-year-scratchiness. Tell me, has it set in at your households, too?
Given such a week, I thought I'd share with you another thought-provoking quotation from the influential American essayist, lecturer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson - remember we looked at him here? He really wrote some pearlers and this one is on the money.
Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Oh, he speaks such sense but my, actually following through with that is *challenging* at the moment for me.
There is so much I have to *let go*. I need to show grace under pressure in order to walk around some hurdles which others have laid in my way (I loathed hurdling at school. It *could have* had something to do with my diminutive stature ☺.) - I am not going to attempt to hurdle them.
All part of trying to *go gently*, of course, with you all as my cheerleaders!
I need (and crave) the serenity embodied in this photo. Tell me, are any of you feeling the same now the silly season has arrived? And do you have the grace to just move on and start afresh the next day? Or are you a work-in-progress like me? Do share - I'd love to hear your thoughts.