Five Minute Friday is a weekly writing challenge and linkup, where you write for 5 minutes on a designated word. Every so often, when I find myself with some writing time between Friday and Sunday, I plan to take this challenge. When I have done this I find that my 5 mintues of writing tends to reflect something that is going on in my life or my general reflections. So I share these short posts with this in mind – this is simply my immediate thoughts when I read this word today.
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
There is a saying, which I’m sure we all know – tomorrow never comes. And yet it tomorrow does come, in the form of consequences. Tomorrow we will live out the flow on effect of our choices of today. Though we can put off many things for tomorrow – we cannot put of these consequences.
- The consequence of eating too much will finally catch up
- The consequence of burning the candle at both ends will finally show
- The consequence of not exercising will eventually be apparent.
But it goes both ways – there are consequences for the good choices we make as well. The consequence of eating, sleeping and exercising will have its rewards – tomorrow.
The same goes with our parenting. What we do today affects our tomorrow. We will reap the rewards of our parenting choices – tomorrow.
And tomorrow does come. You will see the fruit – good and bad – from the choices you make today – you’ll see them tomorrow. Not the tomorrow that never turns up but the tomorrow that may be the next day of the week, it may be next year, or it may be when your child turns 18. Either way – tomorrow will come, and you will have the repercussions of today’s choices.
This sounds all a bit dismal – but it needn’t. We just need to remember to make wise choices today for tomorrow we will see results. Tomorrow does come, and yet we don’t need to fear it, if we walk wisely today, we can rejoice in tomorrow.
Linking up with: 5 Minute Friday