even though it's Wednesday

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.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read this last night, on a blog, and was amazed that I hadn't read it before.
I need to print it out and hang it near my desk. (In a spot where only I can see it.)

I was a couple of hours into my day yesterday when Youngest called. He had fallen in gym class and the school nurse was pretty sure his wrist was broken. I made some arrangements, ran home, ran him to the doctor and was pretty sure it was his arm that was broken. It looks miserable but it is intact! (Yes, I can read x-rays.)

K made us a wonderful dinner (pasta, sausage, asparagus, sun-dried tomato) and then I sat with my laptop crying over this. Or maybe it was my post about about a car...I don't remember now.

It's shaping up to be a sentimental week - I did a small kindness for someone who has a job like mine (at a well-known high-end luxury brand) and she surprised me by sending a black velvet bag full of beautiful cosmetics. It was stunning. I was stunned.

Now it's Wednesday - and Survivor is on tonight and mom is bringing dinner.


Anonymous said…
That is a beautiful sentiment. I shall now shed my old nonsense. Deliberately.
Poor Youngest. Another cast?
Irene said…
thank you for this quote. I needed it today.

hope youngest is better today...
(is it bad that everything I read about him makes me feel like I'm looking into a crystal ball and my boys' future??? no seriously???)
Paola said…
Dear Youngest,
I am so happy to hear your arm did not break.
No, really.

I find it amazing that there can be such lovely people in a place like The Big Tuvalu. Usually everyone looks so darn COLD.

Survivor ... what's for dinner?
Amy A. said…
Ooh. A velvet back of goodies. You'll have to try them out and tell us about them!
Mary said…
I am copying out that quote immediately!
Crazy Mom! said…
I hope Youngest feels better. I know about reading x-rays too.....

Anonymous said…
You know, I was standing at my bus stop this morning recalling an instance of having said something indiscreet to a client about another client, and even though this was several years ago, I was practically writhing with shame at the recollection. But I made myself shake it off a couple of moments later; why spoil today worrying about that? Had my own Emerson moment. But I am certainly glad to know this quote. It's sage advice, and beautifully put. Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said…
A beautiful quote. Thank you.

RW said…
these are very good words.
thanks bb.
MsCellania said…
The sign I kept in my office that helped keep me centered was:

Show Up
Pay Attention
Tell the Truth
Don't get Attached to Results

I forget who came up with it. The attachment to results tripped me up at times.