Make Everyday A Masterpiece
July 3, 2022
There is a very interesting website www.lettersofnote.com , where the author Shaun Usher shares a collection of some of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. This website celebrates the power of the written correspondence, a fast vanishing art in the current times.
The following excerpt is from a letter written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the celebrated American poet, to his daughter Ellen in 1854. I came across this passage in one of the blogs titled A gross failure of responsibility – by Shaun Usher (lettersofnote.com).
“Finish every day and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. 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, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day for all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.”
This passage offers some wise advice for how to make every day a masterpiece-Finish everything you do every day and be done with it. Don’t waste time thinking about yesterday when tomorrow arrives!