Don't Save It All for Tomorrow

Have you ever saved a candy for tomorrow and your sibling ate it before your tomorrow came?

Hmm. . .you’ve come to the right place then.

What should be saved and what should be squandered? Let’s dive into the thought. 

My friend's dad got retired last month. Yes, in the midst of lockdown. And no wonder the 'dad' was ecstatic about it. Can you guess the reasons? To give you a lead, it had nothing to do with the consequences of Covid-19. Rather, it was all about the saved unnecessary trouble, saved money, cut down of the stupid expenses: the same old list that you and I are very well familiar with. Anyway, the funny part was that the entire remaining family tree wasn't ecstatic about it at all. 

My friend had been planning for the grand celebration for at least seven months. The date of retirement and father's days fell in the same week, and her parent's anniversary had felled a little early, before a couple of months. I'd like to mention that it was before any of us had any knowledge of the existence of Coronavirus. To summarize, they had decided to celebrate the three occasions in one day. In June 2020. Lol, but a sad kind of lol. I know. 

Now, there were two things that struck my mind after learning about this grand-celebration-fiasco.

A: Why are we so okay with letting small things go?

Why is grand better than small? For exactly what day we save the small pleasures?

The 'dad' in this case was used to saving money (saving money is a good thing, I suggest you try it someday) to such an extent that he felt relieved that the party that had been planned just for him got canceled. The party that had been arranged with the money his daughter and son had earned. He had worried about saving money all his life and now he was worried about his children's money. Fathers! But isn't this what we all do? Save things for tomorrow? The same things that we need the most today than tomorrow? And I'm not talking about money here.

That reminds me of my own filled-with-regret memory. It goes back to two and a half years when I had received my first ever salary. With that money, I had bought myself an expensive, like a really, really expensive perfume. It wasn't even perfume, it was Përfŭmé. I have not the least idea what I just typed, but I hope you get the idea. So, I had decided to use this Përfŭmé only on special occasions. And for normal and everyday occasions, I had an economical but nice perfume. I kept the Përfŭmé in a safe corner and almost forgot about it (as special occasions were very rare and on those occasions I barely had the time to handle the delicate bottle of Përfŭmé). The free time of lockdown finally made me give it some attention and when I opened that gorgeous, glossy box, I saw that the bottle was empty! The Përfŭmé had been evaporated over the course of almost 3 years!

I hope you get my point because I'm too sad to write an explanation.

B: If you die tomorrow, all your savings and belongings will go to your family.

But what about those ideas, those dreams you carry in your eyes?

Where will they go?

You see, if we wish to climb Mount Everest, we should do it when we have the strength. So what's your Mount Everest? What are your dreams? When you imagine yourself achieving it all, how old do you see yourself? I'm sure it's this-very-moment old. So, if you know that you should be having it all today, why to sacrifice it for tomorrow? When we have no idea if tomorrow will ever come! Why save it all for a day that'll always belong to the future? Read that book, watch that movie, text that person, go to that place, buy that thing, go, say it, and say it out loud. Just do it.Just go out there and roar. Don't wait for tomorrow. Don't wait to be happy.

No matter how bad outer layers of the fruit are, if you keep the seed in the perfect

condition, you can always harvest a better yield.

You see, if we wish to climb Mount Everest, we should do it when we have the strength. So what's your Mount Everest? What are your dreams? When you imagine yourself achieving it all, how old do you see yourself? I'm sure it's this-very-moment old. So, if you know that you should be having it all today, why to sacrifice it for tomorrow? When we have no idea if tomorrow will ever come! Why save it all for a day that'll always belong to the future? Read that book, watch that movie, text that person, go to that place, buy that thing, go, say it, and say it out loud. Just do it.

Just go out there and roar. Don't wait for tomorrow. Don't wait to be happy.

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Saee Motling

Contributing Writer

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