Monday, April 16, 2012

On leaving our own trail. And Mondays.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm generally not a Monday-hater. Every day is a blessing, after all, and it seems silly to arbitrarily darken one day in seven simply because it marks the beginning of the work week. But I'm also a realist: We're surrounded by people who deliberately paste dark clouds on the day because they'd rather the weekend would never end.

Fair enough, as I like my rest just as much as everyone else. But at some point, you just have to stop brooding and get on with the act of getting on. Because if we don't get back to life on Monday, we'll simply end up tarnishing Tuesday with the same brush.

Better to follow Mr. Emerson's guidance and figure out how and where we intend to leave that spanking new trail. When we've been gifted with another day on this planet, we owe ourselves no less.

Your turn: Where will your trail lead today?


Lisa Shafer said...

Emerson clearly didn't deal with idiots creating erosion and destroying what's left of nature, did he?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Carmi H8s Tuesdays!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's something you might be interested in reading, Carmi.

mmp said...

i love that quote Carmi....thank you