3.2.1 Quote Me – Tomorrow

As I mentioned in my previous post today, I’ve been in a bit of a dry spell.  However, Kristian tagged me for a 3.2.1 Quote Me challenge and even though it’s been way too long in coming, I could not just let it drop and not do it at all.

So, here is my post (FINALLY!).

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

 

Thank you Kristian for giving me something to write about to pull me out of this dry spell. 🙂  I really appreciate it.  (And I’m still loving that fantasy story!  I’m all caught up now!)

Now for the quotes – Today’s Topic (or last week’s I guess) is TOMORROW

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this topic is a conversation from Alice in Wonderland (or more accurately – the sequel).  I remember reading this as a child and it made me laugh.  I thought it was the greatness thing ever at the time.  It is always today and tomorrow never comes!  Maybe this quote is more about Today, but what always stuck with me is that Tomorrow never comes!

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.”
“It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day,’” Alice objected.
“No, it ca’n’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know”

― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

And I swear as I was typing the above quote another perfect one came to mind. . . and then promptly flew back out.  Never to be seen again.  So I googled Tomorrow quotes and I came upon this one which is very fitting for me right now.

Don’t let yesterday mess up today, which will ruin tomorrow.

_- Dr. Tony Evans

So technically I guess this one is kind of more about yesterday and today, but it spoke to me.  I’ve been thinking about my future a lot lately.  My daughter is graduating next year and will be moving on with her life.  And I’m taking it a bit harder than I ever thought I would.  My boys are growing up and pretty soon that empty nest that I always have wanted will be a reality.  I’m not quite as excited about it as I used to be.  A part of me is starting to feel like my life ends once the kids are gone – but I know this is not really true.  Sometimes it is hard to remember that though.  And along with that comes a lot of looking over the past 25-30 years and wondering how I could have done things different.  Realizing I’m getting older and have probably wasted and not appreciated time I can never get back.  But I don’t want that to affect today or tomorrow.

It is time to start living a better Today so I can have a wonderful Tomorrow.

Nominations:  I’m so late on this I’m just going to open it up to anyone who wants to participate.  Link back to this post so others can find you and so I can read what you write.  I think I need more quotes about Tomorrow.

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One thought on “3.2.1 Quote Me – Tomorrow

  1. You’re welcome Angela, I’m glad you decided to have a go. I really liked your quotes.

    Thank you for reading my Fantasy, I will be posting instalments on Wednesday’s and Sundays.
    I am going to post less and read more, because I am way behind with my reading, I have about 800 unread e-mails at the moment!

    Have you seed Deb Whittam’s 50 word Thursday Prompts, I find that particularly good at getting over a writing block because it’s only 250 words Max and she includes a photo and a quote to inspire.

    Also I need to plug the Word of the Day word Prompt that as part of a collaborative team we post a word every day, to inspire. Yesterdays word was Rejuvenate.

    As for the empty nest thing, I can only guess what that’s like, i only have chickens as my kids substitute and they always stay on the same nest 😉 . I don’t think my Mum suffered from that. When I moved out she had my bed chopped up so that there was no spare bed to move back into! I didn’t think I was that bad company…. Definitely live each day and make it the best. The only treasure worth having at the end of your life is a lot of happy memories (and if you’re lucky enough, lots of lovely grandkids). 🙂

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