SAD THOUGHTS – yesterday and tomorrow

July 23, 2012


Just Gene


A couple of yesterday’s we heard of a mad man in Aurora, Colorado and the devastation of both lives and people’s comfort zones. Not just those directly involved, but millions of us now are faced with the delicacy of life. The Beatles were right, ”Yesterday, all my trouble were so far away”. Annie was wrong, there is no “Tomorrow”. Yesterday is history – tomorrow a mystery – today is called the present. Open this gift and use it wisely. You never know the last time you’re going to see that person – don’t go to their funeral and say, “I wish I had…….”.


Around the corner I have a friend, in this great city that has no end.
Yet days go by and weeks rush on, and before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friend’s face, for life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well as in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine. We were younger then-and now we are busy, tired men-
Tired with playing a foolish game, tired with trying to make a name.
“Tomorrow,” I say, “I will call on Jim, just to show that I’m thinking of him.”
But tomorrow comes-and tomorrow goes, and the distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner! Yet miles away-”Here’s a telegram, sir.” “Jim died today.”
And that’s what we get-and deserve in the end-around the corner, a vanished friend.

Email a friend – pick up the phone – stop in to visit – don’t sing the Beatles’ song!


If every morning when you woke up, you found on your nightstand, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars would you agree to the rules in the accompanying message. That message dictates you will receive this same amount of money every morning if you follow these few requirements:
1 – You may not pay past bills
2 – You may not loan it to anyone
3 – You may not give it to anyone
4 – You may not save it
5 – You must spend it on yourself
6 – You must spend it today
7 – You must spend it wisely
How much time would you take to consider meeting these requirements as best as you possibly can? Each morning when you wake up you have one thousand four hundred and forty MINUTES in your day. How much time do you take to consider using them as best as you possibly can?
Did you include time to email a friend – pick up the phone – stop in to visit – don’t sing Annie’s song!
I suspect people of plotting to make me happy!!!!

A redundancy


3 comments on “SAD THOUGHTS – yesterday and tomorrow

  1. clyde says:

    Very astute observation,Gene. Thanks.


  2. pepperhawk says:


    Excellent article. Everything you say is right. I just called a couple people the other day that I had not been in contact with for several months. Another thing is I never leave a friend or a loved one without saying as I hug them, “I love you”. Because you can never tell if you will see that beloved person again.


  3. bullright says:


    Its a very real reminder, and a lot of good suggestions. Sometimes intentions are not enough. I’ve been realizing that myself recently.



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