Living Today on Walden Pond

Some of you may know that I am a true Southern woman. But my birthplace is pretty far above the Mason-Dixon: Waltham, Massachusetts.

If you don’t know much about one of the first colonies, Waltham is home to a pretty famous place. Walden Pond. Going through American literature I was fascinated with anything that came out of Emerson. He owned part of the property that surrounds the pond. We used to go swimming there in the summer and ice skating on the frozen top in the winter. Occasionally a few daredevil teens took Emerson’s joie de vivre a bit too literally, and ventured quite literally onto thin ice.

Here is a great piece from a true American, I hope you take this slice of inspiration to heart and have a great Monday!

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 thoughts on “Living Today on Walden Pond

  1. kristin

    Where’s my reply from yesterday? Like I said before, love love love the quote. But Jenna, darling, Walden Pond is in Concord MA. xoxo~ your big sis

  2. Holly

    Over 20 years ago i bought (or got as a gift) this quote which i have lived by since then. It has gotten me through many a challenging day at work and kept life in perspective.

  3. Jen

    Sorry I haven’t been on the Internet to moderate comments because I’m on vacation! And Waltham and Concord are right next to each other. It’s close enough!


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