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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just Thinking About Tomorrow

Annie album coverImage via Wikipedia

I admit that the first thing that came into my head, when I read that the NaBloPoMo blogging theme for August was tomorrow, was the song Tomorrow from the musical Annie.

I know that my focus needs to be on living in the present moment, today, not in the past and not for tomorrow. However, I believe that the promise of tomorrow is what makes living today possible. Tomorrow represents hope: hope that if today isn't going well, tomorrow might be better. I wake every day believing that if I work hard today, I will reap the benefits tomorrow. And on days when I am flared-up and having problems, I go to bed hoping that I will wake up in the morning feeling better.

In other words:
Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.
~Kahlil Gibran
So everyday this August, I will write about my hopes for the following day, my tomorrows. It will be interesting to explore my hopes and dreams, as well as my short-term, day-to-day plans.

So to set the mood, I've included a YouTube video of Tomorrow from Annie. Here are the lyrics as well:
The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always
A day
A way!
See you tomorrow!


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