I'd dearly love to curl up with a good book and dream the day away. With the chaos of work and life, we have so few moments when we can really bury ourselves in a book and disappear into that wonderful fantastical, fictional realm of the imagination. We watch what happens, and we imagine.
So, this year, I've resolved to read something every day. It doesn't have to be a full novel a day (that would just be setting myself up for failure--likely), but I will read a little something. I will think about how my reading relates to my life and other works I've read. I will hope and I will dream, but I will also live each day with purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail."
Most of us are reading quotes about time and destiny and hope and dreams and planning. We all have our battles to fight, but we also have our successes to count.
Emerson wrote: "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!"
How will you live each day?