You know how everyone talks badly about and hates Mondays?
Approximately 1/7 of the year is made exclusively of Mondays, and that’s a lot of time to focus on negativity and dread. I can’t do much about the rest of the world, but I can change my small corner by sharing with you something that inspires me this Monday.
“Write It on Your Heart” by Ralph Waldo Emerson inspires me to such a degree that I made myself a cuff stamped with the first lines. I wear that cuff nearly every day and feel my mood and outlook brighten each time I see it.
Let’s see if the poem has the same effect on you.
“Write It on Your Heart”
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every 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;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What did you think?
Did the poem encourage you to look at Mondays through a different lens? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. And please feel free to download and/or share this graphic.