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Days before Thanksgiving, our neighbor across the street started putting up Christmas decorations.
As I sipped from my turkey-shaped coffee mug while wearing my Thanksgiving-themed pajamas, I looked out my window and wondered: “Why are people in such a rush?”
Despite being hours away from green-bean casseroles, pumpkin pies, and quality time with loved ones, many of us spent the week of Thanksgiving daydreaming about Black Friday shopping and pondering whether or not Luke Skywalker will turn out to be evil in the new Star Wars movie.
We’re always looking ahead to what’s next.
Today it isn’t good enough. Today is lame. Today is the redheaded stepchild of the space-time continuum.
No, we want to skip today. We want tomorrow. Tomorrow is cool. Tomorrow is the bee’s knees. Tomorrow is an absolute good filled with anticipation, promise, and hope.
The problem with such a mindset is we’re not promised tomorrow.
Those plans you’re making? That next thing you can’t wait to arrive? They may never come. Today could be it.
Today might not seem like much. It might not have arrived with much fanfare. And it might not be able to hold a candle to the unknown magic tomorrow holds.
But it’s here.
Today’s available, right now, for you to grab and make the most of it.
What are you going to do with it?
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