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Write it on Your Heart

December 31, 2012



Tonight as you croon Auld Lang Syne and sip Champagne, ask you self what this year will look like in 365 days? Who will you be? Where will you take these next 365 days. Riches for you to spend at will.

On New Year’s Eve  I contemplate  this year’s frustration and woes, and then I write them down. As I do so I think upon what might have been the gift  from these events or circumstances. For somewhere in there  is always something.

Balance is everything,  thus  on the back side of the paper I  write down the glories and gifts of the year and seek their messages.

In a gesture of gratitude and relief the paper is tossed to burn in the fireplace. My symbolic smoke signal to the universe.

Once written and burned  I let go of  THEN  and I look to NOW. One cannot move forward whilst looking their shoulder.

This year I have  chosen a word that symbolizes what and how  to represent my 2013. (Yes, it’s your ceremony you may choose to pick 2 or 3 words.)

Write those words upon your heart. Carry them as though a cherished locket holding a reminder and inspiration.


Emerson said it well.

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
One Comment leave one →
  1. Cheryl permalink
    March 26, 2013 4:40 pm

    I loved the poem you shared by Emerson. Thanks

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