I am your friend. I will share with you my musings, my “Ah-Ha” moments, my hopes, my missteps, my imagination, my stresses, my humor, and ridiculous situations I find myself embroiled in because you have walked into my Diary. Welcome and enter at your own risk, but hopefully, you will be able to walk away with something of value to you. For that is what it is all about; sharing and caring for each other on the bumpy journey that we have together.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Today is a new day. Begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered by your old nonsense.” I love this motto, but many times it is necessary to sort through the old nonsense in order to get it out of your way. And let’s be honest, that stuff can be pretty interesting and stubborn too. However, the goal is to approach each day with an excellent attitude. This is not always possible, but we can certainly work at it. After all, who really enjoys being grumpy anyway? If you notice, Mr. Emerson is telling us to not be encumbered by your old nonsense. This indicates that it is our own decision not to be bothered by our own nonsense. You know sometime during your day you will be dealing with someone else’s nonsense so why give yourself some too? It is a goal of course, not an everyday reality. I am sure that even Mr. Emerson had his days where he woke up with a scowl on his face. But being aware is the first step. Be aware that it is up to you how you are going to approach your day.