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''This Time Tomorrow''

To get beyond the ups and downs
just look ahead with glee
anticipate the moments
when of worries you'll be free

I know it might feel hopeless now
it seems the world has ended
there'll come a day you'll look back from
by then things will have mended

You'll be with friends, you're woes will end
a brand new sun will shine
Be sure this moment cannot last
you'll see, things will be fine

So have no fear it'll be alright
time triumphs over sorrow
just know that this thing too shall pass
by this time tomorrow!

As a child growing up, a favorite aunt would often create a sense of excitement for us --her nieces and nephews-- by placing our thoughts in the anticipated future of a coming event. Whether it was an overseas trip, a graduation, or some family gathering, she would say with a smile, "This time tomorrow, you'll be doing such and such..." Now, at 8 years old, a day can seem like forever. So even if her words didn't quell the impatience of the 24 hour wait, it gave me practice in focusing my thoughts on a desireable future.

These days, I often use that technique to focus on the future when beset with broken promises, delayed dreams, setbacks and challenges. Yesterday, I was talking to a friend who was going through her own such challenges. She had already gleaned the lessons she felt the experience was teaching her, so there was not much in the way of advice I could give her. So, I offered what little consolation I could in the form of that trick I learned indirectly from my aunt: that "times like these don't come to stay, they come to pass. Cheer up, by this tomorrow..."

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Walt's Life Rhyme #196
(This Time Tomorrow)
© Walt F.J. Goodridge
Originally published: 06-29-2001
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