If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee
I have proved this to be true many times.
Most recently I have been thinking about painting my bathroom. A couple of months ago I removed the wallpaper. Then I hired Phillip, the handyman, to prepare the walls for paint. Took three days of sanding, priming, sanding, skim coating, sanding, putting a finish coat on, and sanding. The hard work is done. Phillip did that. I just have to paint.
When I go to bed I tell myself tomorrow I will get the job done. But somehow when morning comes and tomorrow is gone, and I start thinking about painting today…well, let’s just say it’s a lot to think about and that takes time. By the time I have thought about it the day is half gone and there are better things to do. Or at least things that aren’t work that I don’t want to do today.
Okay, tomorrow. Maybe. I will have to think about it.
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. Art Buchwald
It’s true the only time we have is now. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Whether it is good or bad, today is all we have, so we might as well make the best of it.
I have pretty much accepted yesterday for what it was, some good and some bad, all just memories now. And though I think about tomorrow and make plans for the future, I know those thoughts and plans may not happen the way I want.
I have lived long enough that I now have more years in my past than I have in my future. I’m okay with that. I look forward to whatever time I have, hoping for the best of times and knowing that worst of times could happen. I have lived and learned lessons that will see me through whatever is to be. Bottom line, today is what I have and I will make the best of it.
I have life, laughter, and love today. That’s good enough for me.
“Finish every day
and be done with it.”
John C. Maxwell
Is this something you do or do you worry about the day that has just gone by?
Most of the time I can let the day go. But there are times when I can’t seem to go to sleep because I just keep thinking about the day and what I did/said or didn’t do/say. What a waste of time. Can’t change the past. Best to learn from it and let it go. Losing sleep over the day just ended makes tomorrow less than it is meant to be because you are too tired to enjoy it. We don’t know how many tomorrows we have ahead of us so it’s best to be done with the day, go to sleep, have sweet dreams, and wake up rested and happy.
I am participating in the A to Z Challenge again.
In Other Words will be a part of my posts for A to Z.
Every day in April, except Sundays, will have a letter assigned
So here is the In Other Words prompt for this Wednesday
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering
.Use the quote or the author as inspiration; post
a story…fiction or non-fiction, a poem or memory,
a commentary, opinion or just a picture. Post something new about 250.-500 words or a picture.
Add your post’s link (for this prompt) to, In Other Words.
Add a link back to, In Other Words, somewhere in your post,
doesn’t matter where…it can be text or logo.
The link will start Wednesday soon after midnight EST
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“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” Eminem
Use the quote or the author as inspiration for a post;
a picture, a story…fiction or non-fiction, a poem or memory, a commentary or opinion. Write something new about 250.-300 words. No reposts of earlier writings.
Add your post’s link (for this prompt) to In Other Words.
Somewhere in your post add a link back to In Other Words.
Doesn’t matter where…it can be text or logo at the end.
The link will start Wednesday soon after midnight EST and close the following Tuesday.
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