If Tomorrow Never Comes, the song by Garth Brooks is one of my all-time favorites and a great reminder that tomorrow is not promised to us and in the blink of an eye everything can change.
Last year, around this very time, our family was reminded of the heartbreaking fact that in a matter of seconds tomorrow looks much different.
Everyone at one time or another has taken for granted this Earthly life. We plan future events, push things off until later dates, and even after we get reminders that tomorrow may never come we fall back into old habits. Now I'm not saying we shouldn't plan events in the future because, let's face it, the world just wouldn't go 'round if we did it that way; nothing, however, is set in stone so don't forget to factor in the uncertainties in life.
I received an email last week at work talking about stress, it mentioned a few things to do to help manage day to day stress as well as long-term stress. The very last few paragraphs are what stuck with me, a reminder that we all need to loosen up on occasion and Play, don't take yourself and/or life too seriously.
Here is the passage from the end ::
"If I had my life to live over again, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I'd limber up. I'd be sillier than I've been on this trip. I know of very few things that I'd take seriously. I'd take more vacations. I'd be crazier. I'd climb more mountains and swim more rivers and watch more sunrises. I'd do more walking and looking. I'd have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones."
"You see, I'm one of those people who lives life prophylactically, sensibly, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments. But if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else -- just moments, one after another -- instead of living so many years ahead each day."
"I've been one of those people who'd never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, an aspirin, and a parachute (just in case). If I had it to do over again, though, I'd go places, do things -- travel lighter than I have this time."
"If I had my life to live over again, I'd start barefooted earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I'd play hooky more often and wouldn't have made such good grades, except by accident. In short, I'd ride a lot more merry-go-rounds and pick a lot more daisies, if I could live my life over again."
I know I don't want that to be me, living a life of "I wish I had" or "Maybe Next Year", I want all my loved ones to know exactly how I feel about them and I don't want to live a life regretting I didn't do something or tell someone exactly how I felt about them. I want to start living in the "Right Now" and I hope you will join me!
Is there something in your life you keep putting off? Tomorrow is not promised to you, so what are you waiting for?
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