Sunday, November 3, 2013
YOU'LL ALWAYS GET A CHANCE WITH YOUR TOMORROW
Big thanks to friend Mr. Quote Man for this wonderful quote......
'Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.
Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.
It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.'
Tomorrow gives us a chance for a clean slate to start our life with. Yet some say that we never get a chance in life. Well, this poem says otherwise. On the contrary it says that we get a chance every day..... everyday to create, to build, to shape, to forgive, to try it one more time, to improve on something, to live anew.
That's great, isn't it?
But did you see the catch there? '.....It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.' You see, the chance it offers us is connected with yesterday's lessons. Meaning, we will and can create a new day and life armed with yesterday's lessons and learning. We cannot build something with nothing at all. A carpenter cannot hope to build a structure without the proper tools of his trade and the necessary materials for the project. There always has to be something of value, no matter if it be minute or colossal-tangible or intangible, which will give us that mighty push forward to do something.
So what could those be? Those could be many different things to many different people, I now understand. I asked a few friends and they looked back to their yesterdays or yesteryears in serious retrospect. To quote.........
'... a firm resolve not to be poor for I have known the misery of poverty'
'... a strong spirit to fight injustice for I have learned the bitter lesson that justice delayed is justice denied'
'... to build on good character for I have learned that money and fame does not make the man'
'... to value good relationships for I have lost good people with carelessness and neglect'
To name just a few.
They were ready for it armed with the lessons of their yesterdays. Nope, they didn't wait for that 'one big chance in life'. Because they knew that they would get it everyday. My friend summed it up with this....... 'You'll always get a chance with your tomorrow.'
"It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.
It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."
Blessings, everyone. Tomorrow's waiting.
(Thanks to the internet for these lovely pictures.)