Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I'll think about it tomorrow, tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow we'll see....

There's always a tomorrow right? Well there is, except when there isn't.

So many lead their lives basing it on tomorrow. Things they'll do 'someday' Things they will do when they retire, have money, or have time. Things that they'll do when the groceries are put away, dinner is cooked, and they have another 15,000 in the bank. Things that once the kids are gone, or older will happen.Tomorrow they'll move where they want to live. Tomorrow they'll change jobs to what they want to do. Tomorrow they'll take the time and play with their kids, or their dogs, or their friends. Tomorrow they'll forget life for a little while. Today it's all about making the money for retirement, the rush to get home, and then the 2 hours of blankness sitting in front of the TV or Facebook while the world passes by, and dinner burns in the oven.

But tomorrow runs out. Someday we don't have tomorrow. Someday the dogs will be gone, the kids will be grown up and living their own tomorrow, sometimes retirement isn't reached, tomorrow isn't guaranteed afterall. All too often life ends before it should, or before we expect it to. Leaving a lot of tomorrows unpromised and untouched.

Living in tomorrow, instead of for tomorrow of course is a scary proposition. The money isn't as good, and it involves change. Change is hard, challenging, scary, and for many practically impossible. Living in tomorrow involves embracing it, and identifying who you are. Not who others tell you to be, but truly who you want to be at the core. Always wanted to have a goat farm? Make soap, climb the alps? Swim the English Channel? Those are the core of who you are. When are you going to do them? Tomorrow? What tomorrow, a vast 'someday' or today? Living in tomorrow also means challenging those around you who aren't living that way. People who had you pigeon holed into a certain lifestyle, career, job. Change is even scarier for them than it is for you. If you're living in your tomorrow doesn't that mean they could too? That maybe all that is really holding them back is the fear of the unknown, the fear of change? Fear, the most powerful paralyzing emotion which traps people into their life, into making safe decisions, and into living for tomorrow.

Embrace the day, embrace life, it's going to be tomorrow whether you're ready or not. Tomorrow is always another day.

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