The last night of work this week is upon me. Always a good feeling and it was a very productive week so a sense of accomplishment is felt. And that is important. Something I haven’t felt as much in recent years of my profession but something I hope to get back to in many ways.
I was also thinking about tomorrow and then kind of had a revelation of sorts. With what is going on now and how much more frightening it could be if some of those numbers of people are throwing out who may parish I’m sure it’s gotten a lot of people thinking about tomorrow in a much different way than they might have at the turn of the year.
I started to think about tomorrow differently when just over a decade ago a doctor called me and told me to get to UMMC that he had made an appointment for me later that day to be seen for cancer. I thought about how many tomorrows I had from that point on. Yes after time I started to focus less on it but another cancer several years later was another wake-up call.
Yes, I live for today but I think about tomorrow. Because I never finish all I would like to each day I think about all the possibilities of tomorrow and I get excited and get moving on it better.
Now everyone (well for the most part) is thinking about tomorrow. Will family stay safe, will they stay safe. You see those stresses in people. But you also see some very strong and positive things happening. People pulling together. People focusing on their families. People learning to make do with less and doing fine. People looking forward to a more pleasant tomorrow in the future.
Random Thoughts of the Day
- I’m tired, really tired.
- I can’t remember any thoughts because work has been so busy.
- I do know that I’m going to see tomorrow because I’m always up past midnight.
- I loved the first family meeting via Zoom this evening.
April 2, 2020 at 6:53 AM
The video from 2016 still makes me panic. And my cards are still flowing down Main Street at 3:22. Stay safe in the pandemic disaster, Mike!
April 3, 2020 at 5:09 PM
I’m sorry to bring those memories back to you. When I saw that photo in my library and recoginized the date that I shot it I thought it was kind of like today. The calm before the storm. I hope you and your family are also safe and stay healthy and in touch.
April 3, 2020 at 6:55 PM
No worries, Mike. I agree about the calm before the storm. Keep up that physical distancing!