Tomorrow Isn’t a Promise

Tomorrow Isn't a Promise

Although we’re in the middle of our Italy series, and also had a number of recipe posts planned, as a result of recent events, we feel compelled to write this instead.

Everyone knows the saying ‘life is short’. We say it all the time. We think it all the time. Almost as a passing afterthought. Without genuine consideration of our words, we fire off advice to people. Talking about how they shouldn’t wait until tomorrow, or how they don’t have ‘all the time in the world’. We say these things lightly, without realizing their true weight, or applying them to ourselves.

But how often do we actually stop and reflect on the true brevity of life? How many of us really consider the fact that everything we’ve put off for ‘tomorrow’ might never come to light?

Most of us just don’t. We don’t think about it for a number of reason. We’re busy, we’ve got a to do list a mile long, we’ve got work… We’ve got all these other things. Until we get that call, and our knees hit the floor, and we think of every single thing we should’ve done. All the things we should’ve said. All the chances we should’ve taken, and changes we should’ve made.

Suddenly, that to do list doesn’t seem all that important. And that job? It isn’t actually worth the time and energy you’re putting into it. All the things that we’ve prioritized end up being mostly the wrong things.

And time isn’t very forgiving once it’s gone.

We are not promised tomorrow. None of us have ‘earned’ tomorrow. Nobody is entitled to a tomorrow. No one even deserves a tomorrow. Each day we open our eyes again is an actual gift. And it can all end, or be turned upside down, in an instant.

Just take a moment and consider, if that instant came for you, or someone you love, what would your thoughts be? What have you left unfinished? Unsaid? What promises have you made that you kept pushing off?

And why do we wait until one of these moments blindsides us to even start thinking about these things?

The bottom line to this is don’t wait. Don’t wait to quit the job that’s making you miserable every single day. Don’t wait until later to take that trip you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t wait to tell someone important exactly how you feel.

Don’t WAIT to live your life bigger, brighter, and fuller.

We need to stop wasting our time by making unimportant things the center of our universe, and pushing off the things that actually matter for later.

If you want to do something, go for it. If you want to change something, do it now. Don’t allow yourself the opportunity to look back and be regretful of the decisions you made. Instead, live a life that makes you look back and smile, and say ‘wow, I did it all‘.

There will be a million excuses coming to mind while you read this. But just remember, every single one of those excuses will become insignificant if that call does come, or your own time does get cut short.

We get one life. We’re blessed with one life. Live it without regrets. Even if that means forgetting your past ones, and starting right now.

We dare you dreamers, to put these words into your own actions. Shut your computer, or turn off your phone. Pick one thing that you’ve been putting off, or have been too afraid to try, and do it. However big or small it may be, just do it.

Don’t tell yourself it’ll still be there tomorrow, because in all reality, today might be all we have.

So dreamers, here’s to living life TODAY.

28 Comments

  • the adventurer

    August 28, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Beautiful post =o) I agree you shouldn’t wait. I recently quit my job and moved across the country because I was miserable at my job and unsatisfied with my life in the Midwest. I’m so happy that I made the choice and didn’t wait another day =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you! It’s too true. Our time is so limited, we just can’t throw it away by being unhappy and unfulfilled. SO glad for you that you made that choice!

  • jordan @ dancing for donuts

    August 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    this post is absolutely beautiful and so inspiring. you’re right, tomorrow isn’t a given and we need to live our lives this very minute while we have the chance. i hope you’re both alright, and i so appreciate your words <3

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you Jordan! It’s a hard truth but we can use it so wisely if we acknowledge it before it’s too late. Thank you for your well wishes!

  • Lorelle

    August 29, 2017 at 1:18 am

    What a great post Susie. So true.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to connect. You have s great blog here. Lorelle.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 29, 2017 at 1:29 am

      Thank you Lorelle! Love your blog as well!

  • Violette

    August 29, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I loved this post! So inspiring and true! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 30, 2017 at 1:10 am

      Thank you Violette!

  • Kathrine Eldridge

    August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for this inspiring post! Only God knows our last day so I will try to focus on what’s important as much as I can.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 30, 2017 at 1:10 am

      We so agree Katherine. Use the precious time we have while we have it!

  • Steph

    August 29, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    What a lovely post; It’s a somber and yet uplifting and positive post.
    We all believe that we have a tomorrow (the optimist and oblivious in us all).

    All I could think whilst reading this is that people should really express how they feel (more openly if they’re positive). If you love someone let them know. If you haven’t spoken to someone in a while but miss them, you should let them know.

    Thank you for this reminder.

    Steph
    Social Spying

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 30, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Thanks Steph! We completely agree. These days, our society holds their feelings way too close, and this means people don’t get to hear how important they really are. We shouldn’t let these events make us remember to do it, it should just be a regular part of our lives!

  • Andrea

    August 30, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Damn girl! Who knew? You’ve been hiding this from me. And I’m so proud of you. Love you.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you! Love you too :).

  • Daria

    August 30, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I totally agree! Although I’m also aware that sometimes it’s much easier said than done… For example escaping a corporate box, as you call it, can be a risk to take, and not everybody has enough courage or economic possibility to do so. In any case, we should do out best to live according to our inner values and beliefs, and to live today, not tomorrow. Thank you for the inspirational post! Feel welcome to pass by http://www.dariasdiaries.eu too. Best!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 31, 2017 at 12:02 am

      We agree Daria, but hopefully we can at least find some of the little things that will take us in the direction of living and loving freely! Even if it’s not the leap of quitting a corporate job, perhaps it’s nurturing a passion that will eventually make that possible :). We’re capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for!

  • Dasynka

    August 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    It’s like if this post was written by me. I would have used the same exactly words. I have this thoughts all the time and always had, and I always try to live my days thinking in this way. To made all with a sense, without regrets.
    I received that damn call. And was my mom the subject of the call. She was too far away from this world but I didn’t cry the day. Or at the funeral. Cause I have no regrets with her. And I knew that now she is better and happier. I cry now, while I’m writing, and in the night, in the train, but only for her absence.
    Thank you for goad. People always forgot about that.
    Love,
    Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      August 31, 2017 at 12:04 am

      Being able to connect in this way is one of the reasons we blog Dasynka. While our hearts hurt for your loss too, it’s encouraging to hear how fully you both lived and loved each other. To be able to say goodbye to someone you love so much without regret is incredibly special, we can only imagine how full your relationship was together. You’re a part of our thoughts too!

  • Merel

    August 31, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Such an inspiring post babe!

    Thanks for sharing.

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 1, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Thank you Merel!

  • Adriana

    September 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Beautiful! Enough said 🙂

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 3, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you Adriana!

  • Travelsito

    September 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love this heart shaped lock.. Nice post, guys.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 6, 2017 at 12:29 am

      Thank you! And isn’t it a cool one? It’s one of our favorite photos.

  • Zung

    September 5, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    You are absolutely right – tomorrow isn’t a promise! At my age, I have been fortunate that I have been promised a lot of tomorrows, but I live my life like there is no tomorrow! Pedal to the metal!!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 6, 2017 at 12:30 am

      That’s the way it should be!! No regrets!

  • Agness of Fit Travelling

    September 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This post was an awesome read and I couldn’t agree more with you. Wo should live each day to the fullest. Thanks for the inspiration and positive attitude!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      September 22, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Thanks Agness! And we so agree, there just isn’t enough time for halfway. So all in it is!

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