Being a true original is difficult to do today. The media inundates all people with numerous messages of what we should aspire to be, what clothes are acceptable to fit our persona, what beverage to drink and even which medications we should take to alleviate any minor problem. You have to wonder if there is room for a person to be a total original. Then you meet or see one and you know it exists and that means the authentic self-exists in you. Blaze your path and leave a trail for others to follow.
The great thing about books is that they provide ideas for thought that are new to you. Like planting a seed in the ground, your own thoughts can grow from the ideas of someone else and today I am grateful for the many thoughts I have read from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson. When I read the words RWE has written, they always spark a new light of thought. Of Course, it would be unrealistic to share a million thoughts but here are a few favorites and the seeds they have cultivated in my mind.