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Today is the Right Day...

When I was a kid one of my favorite movies was “Back to the Future” with Michael J. Fox. I probably watched that movie 20 times. The sequel came out years later which involved the main character, Marty McFly, traveling 30 years into the future, from 1985 to 2015. Back then that seemed crazy, the year 2015?! There were flying skateboards and flying cars. It was almost like the Jetson’s. I wondered, what will it be like when we get there? By 2015 I’ll be really old!

We know that “Back to the Future Day” has already passed. Here we are six years later in 2021 and I have yet to see a flying car or hovering skateboard. So far the future seems kind of disappointing.

As a kid I wondered what the future would hold, I’m sure we all did and we probably continue to wonder. But at the end of the day, it’s probably best that we don’t know. If someone told you in 2019 that a worldwide pandemic would shut down much of society for 15 months and that 2020 would be a complete bust, would that have been something you wanted to know? Sometimes the unknown is best left unknown.

I’m sure the future will hold many great and many terrible things. There will be ups and downs. Sometimes things will work out, and sometimes they won’t. We will experience joy and heartache. We will make plans and they will go off without a hitch, and we will make plans that will go off with a hitch, whatever that means. Of the future we can only be certain of the uncertainty. Death and taxes they say.

I was reminded of a quote recently, that there are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. Today and tomorrow. I like that. Perhaps that’s a reminder we all need from time to time. If you regret the past, forget it, and if you worry about the future, don’t bother.

. I won’t lose sleep over it, but I’m still waiting for my chance to fly in a DeLorean.

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.” – Dalai Lama

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