I'm a doer of the things that have to be done today. As far as those things that do not require my immediate attention, yep...I'll do it tomorrow. I decided to take a look at the things I put off until tomorrow and make a list of just a few of the things I avoid doing today. Once I looked at the list, I was a bit ashamed of some of the things I'm putting off until that magical day of tomorrow.
1. Text the friend(s) I haven't talked to in a while to see how they are doing.
2. Begin a Bible study.
3. Stop by and visit a relative. No calling them on the phone. A real sit down visit!
4. Begin exercising.
5. Catch up in my journal.
6. Begin typing the book I have written in a spiral.
7. Update my computer's software.
8. Volunteer to do something for someone.
9. Cut my hair, color my hair, do something with my hair!
10. Make a photo book from Madie's senior year and print the pictures.
What is it that makes us so secure in thinking we will be able to do these things tomorrow? Recently, I read the tragic story of a family of three who had left a graduation ceremony and all three were killed in a plane crash. Just for a moment, think about their tomorrow. I bet they had it all planned and their tomorrow was full of excitement. The young lady had just graduated high school. Her life was right in front of her, but she never saw her tomorrow.
We get so wrapped up in the "business" of today, we take tomorrow for granted. Why is today so busy? Why do we feel we have to pack so much into 24 hours? Maybe if we paused for a bit and prioritized the list of things we had to do today, we'd have room for the things we put off until tomorrow.
So, what are you doing tomorrow? Why not do it today?