TODAY

Each tomorrow quickly becomes a yesterday.  What will you do today to rest assured that tomorrow’s yesterday will become a happy memory?

Much of what I’ve written in the past years has encouraged some and angered others.  That’s been the intent.  I strive to educate, inform, inspire and even entertain.  Hopefully some of what I have written has even made you uncomfortable.  If it has not, then it’s time to step up my writing and do just that.

The discomfort I seek to inspire is intended to move you to action, not despair.  I want you to be uncomfortable with the world around you, enough so that you get up and make the changes you have the ability to make.

Today is 121015.

Look at today’s news.  What do you see?  Sadness, hurt, pain, death, violence, misunderstanding.

Look at today’s media.  What do you see?  Sadness, hurt, pain, death, violence, misunderstanding.

Look at the world around you.  What do you see?  Sadness, hurt, pain, death, violence, misunderstanding.

Look even at your social media.  What do you see?  Sadness, hurt, pain, death, violence, misunderstanding.

Even what is supposed to be entertaining and uplifting often is just hurtful and offensive.

Have you had enough yet?  Aren’t you tired of being told that either you hate everyone or everyone hates you?

Then do something about it!  Today.

Now is the time.  Stop waiting for tomorrow to bring better todays!  We no longer have the luxury of sitting and thinking our politicians will fix the world.  We no longer have the luxury of sitting and thinking our schools will teach our children the skills and morals needed to build and maintain a just and fair society.  We no longer have the luxury of sitting and thinking it’s okay to watch the television shows and listen to the music we used to enjoy.

Friends, if we continue to sit and do nothing, nothing will change.  If we continue to allow our governments, our politicians, our corporations and our media personalities to dictate how we live and what we believe, we will see nothing more than what we see today – sadness, hurt, pain, death, violence, misunderstanding.

Tomorrow will become yesterday and nothing will have changed.

Our intent today is not to tell you what to do.  It is to move you to action.  You know what needs doing – it is different for each of us.

So, ask yourselves these questions:

  1. What will you do TODAY to make tomorrow a better place?
  2. What will you do TODAY to help someone have a better Christmas?
  3. What will you do today to soothe a hurting heart or calm a troubled soul?
  4. What will you do TODAY to prepare for 2016?
  5. What will you do TODAY to change the world around you?
  6. What will you do TODAY to make yourself stronger?
  7. What didn’t you do yesterday that you can do TODAY so the promise of tomorrow will smile happily upon you?

Stop waiting for tomorrow – it’s nothing more than a future yesterday if you do nothing today.

Today is the day.  Now is the time.

121015.  Today. Don’t wait.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU DID SO WE CAN ENCOURAGE OTHERS!

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