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Monday, March 28, 2016

Do You Have Tomorrow?

When people say, ‘She’s got everything,’ I’ve got one answer—I haven’t had tomorrow.”
–Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

In the last blog post here I wrote about the movie, An Affair to Remember, and the lyrics to a song titled “Tomorrowland.” When I saw that the quotation above mentioned tomorrow, I wanted to share some thoughts.

Without a doubt, many consider that Elizabeth Taylor did have everything. But she admitted she didn’t have tomorrow.

Does anybody have tomorrow? We can’t have tomorrow while we live today. Once we arrive at our tomorrow, then it has become our today.

Bible Scripture mentions tomorrow when Jesus commanded us not to worry: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34, NIV)

I can help myself try to understand these words of Jesus by saying I have valid concern but I do not worry needlessly about things I have no control over.

I didn’t say it’s easy not to worry; it isn’t. I can’t dictate the outcome of anything. But if I couple my valid concern with prayer, in God’s will, then I have done the most important thing I’m able to do about any situation.

I’ve read that worry produces harmful chemicals in our bodies. By observing people, you can see that worrying causes frown lines to form on the face. It takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown.

So why would we give away our smiles in exchange for a wrinkled face? As I type at the end of each post on my other blog, “Keep on smiling.”

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