Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Yesterday you were born. One moment you were unawarely existing in a small, dark place and suddenly a bright light appeared before you. You learned how to breathe and in seconds you opened your eyes to the world. You moved every inch of your body. You learned how to speak, think and listen. By the end of the day, you could walk.
Today, you’re young. You started off running and jumping and you even learned how to dance. Every hour you change a little bit because you’re learning something new every minute. You’re told you’re insatiable, and almost no one can keep up with you. You are an unstoppable force of nature, you feel invincible, immortal.
But then you tripped. You look at the clock —it’s 11:58pm. So what happens now?
Tomorrow is defined by the decision at hand. You’ve never tripped before, you don’t really know what just happened.
Are you hurt? Everything OK? What’s the plan?
Everyone gathers around you. You can’t really see them because you’re facing the floor but you know they’re standing right next to you, looking down on you. You’re hoping someone will lend you a hand, but eventually you realize that’s not going to happen. The floor gets colder, you can’t really explain it but you’re feeling something pulling you closer to the ground. Is your own body betraying you?Are you actually sinking or is that your imagination?
What are you going to do now?
When you’re young, you’re invincible. You’re immortal —or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless. You’re inventing the future.
At some point, you have to learn that sometimes you do everything in your power to succeed and it still doesn’t happen.
Right now, you have to look at the bigger picture. You’ve learned so much this far, this is all just a small complication. So you fell, that’s okay. You’re not just the mistakes you make, you’re also all the times you recovered from them.
Tripping is an accident, standing back up is a decision. And the power it takes to come back from that is outstanding, but no one can make the decision for you.
You also have to know that simply deciding to get off the floor doesn’t mean you will. Still, that doesn’t mean you can't keep trying until you do.
Tomorrow, you could learn how to fly. You could swim in the ocean, climb the tallest mountain or discover a new galaxy.
And I know these are all simple possibilities, that there is no certainty that they will come true, but how would you know if you never stand up?
I know tomorrow seems difficult, but the possibilities that the future brings make it wonderful.
Tomorrow, you will be old. By midnight, you’ll be too tired to move your fingers. What you see now could very well be the last thing you’ll ever see. Do you want to spend tomorrow’s last minutes facing the ground, or would you rather look at the stars?
It’s up to nobody but you.
It’s midnight. What did you do?
Article by K.