The Art of Planting our Tomorrows

I realise that this title doesn’t make total sense, but it does if you look at it in a certain way. Because all of the small choices we make today lead into the small choices we make tomorrow lead into the big choices in a month. The way we spend our today is our how we spend tomorrow.

How many times do we say “tomorrow I’ll get this done” or “tomorrow I’ll start ___” or “tomorrow I’ll make a schedule”. And then in a week we realise we haven’t moved from A to B.

But this post isn’t about that, it just kind of reminded me of it. So, moving on…

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed (I know, I know. I never thought I’d be ‘that’ person) when I came across the quote “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn. I’d never actually heard this quote before, and it struck me immediately. Because how cute but true is it?

When we invest in something, the term ‘invest’ alone makes the point that the finished product isn’t an immediate thing. When you plant a little seed, it takes ages ages ages before anything comes of it, but it ultimately comes down to you believing what it will be in the future.

What else is ‘believing in tomorrow’?

Putting leftovers in the fridge and planning that you’ll eat them for lunch the next day? Making plans with someone for a week from now? Deciding to go ahead with a relationship? Putting your money in a savings account?

I like the thought of believing in tomorrow. In planting something today, regardless of what that is for you, that will hold something for you tomorrow, and the tomorrow after that, and the tomorrow after that. Believing in tomorrow. Put in effort. Do things your future self will thank you for. (I don’t know when I became so cheesy, but I can’t back out now. You’ll just have to forgive me for sounding like a fitness advertisement. Trust me, I didn’t choose this life.)

Believe in your tomorrow’s, campers, whilst also remembering to not worry about tomorrow, ‘for tomorrow will worry about itself.’ (Matthew 6:34)

What will you plant today?

Sarah xx

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