Friday, February 18, 2011

You Have Done What You Could

"Finish each 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 and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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Today, let go of  everything that went wrong this week. Anything that didn't turn out as expected, that disappointed, that bruised your spirit even a little, LET IT GO.

Enter the weekend free of those albatrosses and let your new lightness of being pour from your fingertips and into your writing. If you need a little encouragement, Wordsworth's daffodil poem always makes my heart smile. Here's the final stanza:

". . . For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They [daffodils] flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."

Let your hearts dance this weekend.  

 
And the winner of this week's MMGM giveaway of  
James Dashner's, A Door in the Woods 

is . . .

Juju @ Tales of Whimsy!!


38 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations, Juju!

Thanks for the inspirational quotes. I will keep them in mind as I begin writing again in earnest next week.

Have a wonderful weekend yourself.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good qoutes, there was one thing that went particulary wrong for me but it's done and can't be undone.
Lovely to be back.

Yvonne,

Nisa said...

Oh, how I love that quote. What a wonderful way to start each day!

Diane said...

I think it's important to make a conscious decision to let things go. A new week is beginning so why not enjoy it and all it has to offer! :O)

salarsenッ said...

Congrats, Juju!

Letting go is major to growing. I'm going to link this post to my Oasis post for Monday. I've already written it, and it's along the same lines. It's about finding peace--a sanctuary--in letting go.

Christine Danek said...

Congrats juju. Great way to start the weekend. I must let go of the bad. I think I need to focus on what I accomplished as well. Thanks.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Commencing dancing now :)
Have a great weekend!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Amen! I love it!
And thank you soooooooooooooooooooooo much! I'm quite excited. *hugs*

Jules said...

Wonderful post and love the quotes. I so need to go dancing, thanks for the reminder :)

Have a great weekend!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm definitely letting my heart dance this weekend. :D

LeishaMaw said...

:) Thanks for the reminder to dance. My soul feels lighter already.

Angela Felsted said...

Love your pink hair!

Patti said...

I need to dance especially with all this cold weather.

Meredith said...

I'll definitely let my heart dance this weekend! Thanks, Shannon!

Tamika: said...

I give myself permission each day to accept God's gift of brand new merices:)

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations to Juju (love your name!!!)!! Awww Shannon - my heart is doing a pirouette, an aria and a cartwheel while baking a pizza and some muffins too. Chocolate of course!!

Have a great weekend too! take care
x

Shari said...

I love to dance (as long as I'm alone). I love the phrase "encumbered with your old nonsense." That's making me think today.

Stephanie Thornton said...

*sigh*

I love Emerson- he's got some amazing quotes that always inspire. I might make that my new mantra- "Let it go."

Happy weekend!

Melissa Gill said...

A peek at some dafodils is just what I need. Should be soon. Great post, I'll be sure to follow that advice.

Tere Kirkland said...

Oh, SO MUCH went wrong this week! But tomorrow better be good, since I'm marching in a Carnival (Mardi Gras) parade!

Thanks for the quote!

Melissa said...

Definitely taking this to heart this weekend!!!!

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Colene Murphy said...

Oh yes!! Going to be a great weekend. Hope yours is awesome too!

Jemi Fraser said...

I need a few daffodils! Thanks for the thoughts :)

Beth said...

Congratulations to Juju. And thanks for the inspiration and encouragement!

Regina said...

Emerson always knew how to say things best. Such motivation. Yeah for Juju *throws confetti* Congratulations.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great quote. I definitely had disappointments this week. You're right. I need to let them go.

Jennie Englund said...

You're an angel. This was just what I needed. How did you know???

Have a great weekend, Shannon!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrads Juju. You're lucky day. :)

My heart is very burdened. (The insurance denied coverage on one of Christopher's eye medicines. This is the beginning of the health care reform that will so hurt him. They will refuse to pay for his meds, because in obama's eyes, Christopher doesn't matter.) The cost? $400.00 for a one month supply.So I needed this. Thanks, bff.

Robyn Campbell said...

Typo above, Juju. Your lucky day. You yourself are not a lucky day, cause you are not a day. SHEESH. I hate typos.

Yves said...

Nice quotes...thanks for sharing. BTW, I'm a fellow crusader dropping in...

kangaroobee said...

It's been So long since I laid on the couch, might just do that this evening. Had a crazy day for a Sunday cleaning up poop all over the house (don't ask)glad it's family day tomorrow, I'm going to treat it like a Sunday :)Thanks for the lovely words of relaxation!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations to Juju!

I had a pretty whimsical Sunday...I laid in bed reading and then did some light housework and played on line and helped with K's homework. :)

I hope you had a nice Sunday too, Shannon...

J.L. Campbell said...

Love, love, love these quotes! Great mind food.

J.L. Campbell said...

Lynnette,

It’s nice knowing a little more about you. As for me

1. I write romantic suspense, women’s fiction and young adult
2. Let’s just say I read across several genres but haven’t yet got my feet wet with anything Paranormal.
3. I’m published, but looking for an agent.
4. Yes, I work with a critique group.
5. Editing has been a challenge. I have to be in the mood for it, which isn’t often. Marketing is another thing I’m learning as I go. I feel like a pimp every time I mention my novel, but I know it’s necessary to get my book and name noticed.
6. Taking time to learn the craft and to continue learning are important lessons.

Mary Aalgaard said...

My heart was most definitely dancing this weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

Excellent advice. The only thing I'd add: Bring those cares to the Lord, and allow Him to take their weight.

Blessings,
Susan :)

The Survival Mama said...

Great quotes!

(i met James Dashner this weekend at a writing retreat)

swinging by from the blogfest, and following so I don't miss anymore good stuff.
The Survival Mama

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