Mid-week pep talk
“Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Say ‘It is in me, and shall out.’ Stand there, balked and dumb, stuttering and stammering, hissed and hooted, stand and strive, until at last rage draw out of thee that dream-power which every night shows thee is thine own; a power transcending all limit and privacy, and by virtue of which a man is the conductor of the whole river of electricity.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
Oh man, when in doubt, read some Emerson. Isn’t he just the best?
And, by the way, don’t we all need one of these? Or we could have one made with a R.W. Emerson head.
And here’s a prayer to start the day by William Bright:
O Eternal Light, illuminate us; O eternal Power, strengthen us; O eternal Wisdom, instruct us; O eternal Mercy, have pity upon us; and grant us with all our hearts and minds to seek thy face, and to love thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Prayer via here.)