A 45-Day Gratitude Journal Blended with Wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. He was regarded as a proponent of individualism and a critic of the countervailing pressures of society. Emerson shared his thoughts through a plethora of essays and over 1,500 public lectures in the United States.
Throughout Emerson’s life, he steadily moved away from the social and religious beliefs of his peers. In “Nature,” his 1836 essay, he expressed the philosophy of Transcendentalism. One year later, in 1837, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar," which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. described as America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence.”
Our goal with this book is to bring the words and knowledge of Emerson into everyone’s life, piece by piece, little bit by little bit. But our vision does not end there, and Emerson is not the only source for a further opened mind: you are. The second key component is your journaling. The design of this book intends for Emerson to be highlighted for a moment of each day and for you to take a moment in your own often busy schedule to highlight yourself, by journaling in the accompanying pages.