Good morning, and happy Friday! I hope your day is off to a great start.
So, there was an segment on the news last night about an asteroid that may or may not crash into the earth sometime in the year 2046. You know, in case you had plans for 2047. Okay, there’s about an 8 percent chance we’ll be in its path. Seems to me we could just step on the gas and get out of the way or blast it toward Pluto. Nobody liked that one anyway.
I would like to think I’ll be around to see what really happens. I would be 88 by then, so I’m not placing any bets. But I think we all tend to live our lives as if tomorrow is pretty much in the bag, even if “tomorrow’ is 8,400 days away. People ask all the time if you knew today would be your last day, what would you do differently? Well, sorry folks. I can’t say that out loud. But you can bet it would be fun!
We were asked that question in a class one time. I remember saying I’d go skydiving. My wife even offered to pack the parachute. This is the same woman who once gave me a gift certificate to the office of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and I don’t know if she’s ever seen a parachute up close. Let’s just say she wasn’t a fan of my mid-life adjustment.
It amazes me sometimes how we put our complete faith in people we’ve never met, from airline pilots to investment brokers, or even astrologists. Yes, that’s the word I meant to use. I don’t argue with astrophysicists. They’re good at math.
The point to all this is, none of us knows for sure what tomorrow will bring. Sure, it may bring illness or heartache. But odds are, it’ll be another fairly routine day in a fairly routine life. If we want it to be anything more than that, today is the day to set the wheels in motion. From the driver’s seat, thank you. This is not the time to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Weekends are a great time for rest and reflection. Okay, they’re a great time to catch up on all the stuff you didn’t get done during the week. But they’re also the perfect time to sit back, have a drink, and focus on our dreams. You may or may not come up with a perfect plan for achieving those dreams. But nothing happens unless we try.
No, tomorrow is not guaranteed. But if tomorrow comes, wouldn’t it be nice to spend it doing something you love? You can. We all can. It just takes a little imagination and commitment. The rest is easy.
That’s all for now. Have an awesome day!
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2 thoughts on “Tomorrow is Here – Get Busy!”
Great article! I’m thankful for every day I wake up, it is a gift! I find myself grumbling at times but I should just be thankful and always find the joy! P.S. I like Pluto and I told my kids that I don’t care what they say in school now I was taught it was a planet and it was such a cute little planet that it shall always be one in my mind! And yes I will tell my grandbabies all about it when they start studying planets in school lol! 😂
Thanks Melissa! Mom used to say if you could get up in the morning and fog the bathroom mirror with your breath, it was already a good day. Some days I have to remind myself of that. But I’m a firm believer that if we wait for the “perfect” time to enjoy our lives, we’ll wait too long. And yes, Pluto most certainly IS a planet! 🙂